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Offline Bowman

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2 scalloped bows. Iroquois versus Potawatomi.
« on: November 24, 2012, 12:23:32 pm »
Here is two of my scalloped native american bows.
Iroquois. Ash. 55" ntn. 35#-24" childs bow but a nice target shooter. Brown leather dye. Black scallops with red marks.












Potawatomi. 54" ntn. 65#-24" Ash. Green and orange scallops. Made from a drawing in "Encyclopedia of native american bows........" by Steve Allely.








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Offline Adam

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroqouis versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 12:26:25 pm »
Very nice work!  Are the scallops purely decoration or was there a reason the Native Americans used them?  I really like the look of that style of bow.

Offline tattoo dave

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroqouis versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 12:26:33 pm »
Sweet!! They both turned out great. I love those arrows too.

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroqouis versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 12:27:53 pm »
Thanks. I think its decorations. :-)
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Offline SLIMBOB

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroqouis versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 12:28:31 pm »
Don't get much better than those two.
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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroqouis versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 12:34:41 pm »
Nice job!  Really like the Potowatomi, looks very authentic.
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Offline Bowman

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroqouis versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 12:39:40 pm »
Don't get much better than those two.
Thanks.   :D
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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroqouis versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2012, 12:53:34 pm »
These are my types of bows. Im getting more into these shorter native designs.

How difficult is it to tiller with the scalloped edges?


Tangential fletched arrows? 2 whole feathers it looks like. How well do they fly?

Tried shooting with pinch grip instinctive style? Seems like the short draws are good for that type of shooting.

Sorry for all the questions  ;D. Just really liking the bows.
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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroqouis versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2012, 12:58:00 pm »
I think it's not difficult to tiller those bows. The bows are made from a board of ash. Straight rings.  3 feathers. The arrows go straight. They make sounds. Svisjjjjj...... ;D
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Offline blackhawk

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroquois versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2012, 02:18:35 pm »
Nicely executed,and "crescent moon" shape  tiller...now all they need is some dings,mud,n blood to be authentic ;)
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Offline Arrowind

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroquois versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 02:51:46 pm »
Some of the best scalloped bows I think I've ever seen.  WELL DONE!  Those arrows are nice too!
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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroquois versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2012, 02:54:59 pm »
Some of the best scalloped bows I think I've ever seen.  WELL DONE!  Those arrows are nice too!
;DThanks a lot.
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Offline Badly Bent

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroquois versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2012, 03:03:03 pm »
I love these bows Bowman. Don't get any better than those two and those arrows are REAL nice also, you do great work man.
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Offline Hrothgar

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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroquois versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2012, 05:04:50 pm »
Great job on your scalloped bows. I like those arrows too--is that an authentic replica design?
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Re: 2 scalloped bows. Iroquois versus Potawatomi.
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2012, 06:06:18 pm »
Can I ask you, did you come up with that upper stringing nock on the first bow, or is that traditional? I was thinking of trying something like that out lately, but had never seen a nock like that until you posted these bows. Beautiful bows though. Gorgeous.
"The way of heaven is like the bending of a bow-
 the upper part is pressed down,
 the lower part is raised up,
 the part that has too much is reduced,
 the part that has too little is increased."

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