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Offline Selfbowman

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Sinew and Horn bows???
« on: February 22, 2021, 12:43:28 pm »
Do you have to use sinew on the backs of horn Bows . What is the elastic abilities of horn vs the compression ability?
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Offline loefflerchuck

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Re: Sinew and Horn bows???
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 12:24:32 pm »
I had always thought a horn belly on a unbacked wood bow would be slow due to the weight. Then I saw how the wood/horn bow you made performed last year. Proven me wrong. There were some old horn only bows from Java I have seen and apparently Africa, india and Japan(baleen), and don't forget Homer's description of a horn bow. From what I have seen though it is not verry good on it's own.

Offline bownarra

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Re: Sinew and Horn bows???
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 03:14:32 am »
No but really yes!