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Who will win?

Carson's (CMB) Sturgeon backed Osage “molle” 55# @ 29”, 66
89 (73%)
Lehtis' Bamboo-Purpleheart-Cumaru-Massaranduba ELB Stylish Bow from Finland
33 (27%)

Total Members Voted: 113

Voting closed: November 11, 2015, 03:09:24 pm

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Offline criveraville

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Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« on: November 07, 2015, 03:09:24 pm »
October Backed Bows of the Month



Lehtis' Bamboo-Purpleheart-Cumaru-Massaranduba ELB Stylish Bow from Finland 

http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,54674.0.html


 Carson's (CMB) Sturgeon backed Osage “molle” 55# @ 29”, 66



http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,54691.0.html
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Offline sieddy

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 08:53:05 am »
Hard to pick between these two incredible works of art! :)
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Offline Parnell

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 09:41:32 am »
Is Carson's bow in this category because it is a take-down?

Just curious...
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Offline wizardgoat

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 01:30:02 pm »
Parnell, some consider sturgeon and some other fish skins as backings.

Offline Parnell

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 03:48:02 pm »
I hadn't realized that.  Thanks. :)
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Offline Locogear

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 06:15:10 pm »
It's hard to pick! I'd love to have them both :p

Offline Carson (CMB)

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 08:31:18 pm »
Parnell, I think Keenan lobbied the powers to be that a sturgeon hide backed bow was a backed bow. It is as tough as deer hide, so I tend to agree. But is a salmon hide or carp hide backed bow considered a backed bow? I don't know. I am not sure, I just did a search and found all the sturgeon backed bows entered in the backed bow of the month category and followed suit.
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the mono chord, the initial rune of fine art
The humanities grew out from archery as a flower from a seed
No sooner did the soft, sweet note of the bow-string charm the ear of genius than music was born, and from music came poetry and painting and..." Maurice Thompso

Offline Aaron H

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 05:15:33 pm »
Congrats Carson,  another beautiful bow

Offline Carson (CMB)

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 12:03:54 pm »
Thanks fellas!  :)
"The bow is the old first lyre,
the mono chord, the initial rune of fine art
The humanities grew out from archery as a flower from a seed
No sooner did the soft, sweet note of the bow-string charm the ear of genius than music was born, and from music came poetry and painting and..." Maurice Thompso

Offline simson

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 02:08:00 pm »
Congrats Carson, your bow is a dream!
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Offline Cloudfeather

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 07:31:28 pm »
Can't say for sturgeon, but I once did a bow with carp skin and ended up reworking it. The skin is extremely tough and fibrous, I'd just about trust it as a backing so long as the back ring wasn't violated badly. Love them sturgeon skins though. :)

Offline Pappy

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2015, 06:29:42 am »
Congrats Carson, well deserved win. Beautiful bow. :)
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Offline Pappy

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2015, 06:38:44 am »
By the way I think back then we decided that anything that would enhance durability of the back would be considered a backed bow so about the only thing you could use was snake skins and even then if it was a boa/python or some really thick skinned snake it would be decided as the issue came up. ;) Pretty fair I think. :) Again Congrats on a fine bow.
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Offline Badly Bent

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2015, 06:25:46 pm »
Congrats Carson, thats one good looking weapon you made.
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Vote for October Backed Bow of the Month!!!
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2015, 07:38:41 am »
Congrats Carson.Very fine bow.
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