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Re: Osage recurve for LJ 44#/27” (No. 120)
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2021, 06:02:34 am »
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Simson do you find any real advantage of the ridge vs. a rounded belly? Arvin

Arvin, I have seen such edges but also furrows on several historic bows. I think they were very special bows, for example, ritual bows or perhaps bows for outstanding personalities.
I cannot see any particular advantage over rounded cross-sections (except perhaps marginal mass savings). It is just more or less an aesthetic touch. I'm sure not every bowwood is suitable for that, but with osage we can do everything ...
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Re: Osage recurve for LJ 44#/27” (No. 120)
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2021, 09:13:08 am »
Ok reduction in mass could make a difference. I’ll have to try one. The bow is a beauty by the way .
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!