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Offline tibor

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Great Plains style horn bow
« on: January 17, 2022, 05:50:49 pm »
The bow is made of mouflon horns and elk sinew. It is 33 inches long and its strength is about 50lb / 20inch. The bow is decorated with rattle skin and horse hair

Offline tibor

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Re: Great Plains style horn bow
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 05:52:48 pm »
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Offline tibor

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Re: Great Plains style horn bow
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2022, 05:53:54 pm »
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Offline Greg Hertel

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Re: Great Plains style horn bow
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2022, 09:41:08 pm »
Another beautiful horn bow!  I really like those sinew tips!

Offline Gimlis Ghost

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Re: Great Plains style horn bow
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 10:00:58 pm »
Any velocity data on this sort of bow?
Deadly for sure and fast to get into action.

Offline Pat B

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Re: Great Plains style horn bow
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2022, 11:25:33 pm »
Incredible!!!  8)
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline Gimlis Ghost

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Re: Great Plains style horn bow
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2022, 12:09:27 am »
I've read that a master bow maker of that era could expect to be paid two horses for a good sinew backed horse bow.
A horn bow of this quality would likely bring several times that.

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Re: Great Plains style horn bow
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2022, 06:00:15 pm »
What a bow!  So nice. 
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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