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Reproduction Bows

All bows and arrows on this page are available now. Shipping is included. Bows are shipped in protective cases and insured 
Above 5 photos: Lakota style reproduction Buffalo Bow- $420 
This qualifies as a buffalo bow as it has tremendous power for a short horse bow. The bow is 50" long and has a 62 pound draw at 24 inches. The bow is made from a very nice piece of osage orange wood with a 2.5 layer elk sinew backing. The bow is sealed with a few coats of real bear grease and finished smooth by rubbing the wood with a smooth bone to compress the fibers. The handle is brain tanned antelope hide and the tips are covered with antelope rawhide. The string is 3 ply elk sinew. The bow is copied from a Lakota bow in the Smithsonian. 
For questions or purchase contact me at chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 650 208 9275. 
Above: Reproduction Pawnee Hickory bow-$300
This is a near match of a Pawnee bow from the 2nd half of the 1800s. The bow is hickory. A little under 50" tip to tip with a draw of 59 pounds at 24". with that power this can be called a true buffalo bow. The belly is heat treated. the wood is sealed with multiple coats of bear grease, then the wood is rubbed smooth with a smooth bone to compress the fibers. The string is real 3 ply elk sinew. The bow has been shot between 80 and 100 times to make sure it will last and after that it has a average arrow speed of 166 feet per second with a 8.5 grain per pound regular wood target arrow. If you want replica arrows perfectly matched to this bow they are $30 a piece. 
For questions of purchase contact me at chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 650 208 9275
Above: Western Mono / Miwok Hook Nocked Bow- $480

This bow is juniper backed with 5 layers of elk sinew. 53" long. 47 pound draw at 25" 50 pound draw at 26". I am drawing it 26" in the photo above. 26" is max draw. This bow is fast and powerful. My deer hunting bow is near identical to this one. The bow has 5.5" of reflex when unstrung. The nocks are made of sinew that extends past the wood tip of the bow and is molded into a hook. Handle is wrapped with brain tanned deer. String is 3 ply elk sinew with otter fur wrap to silence the twang when the arrow is released as not to spook game. 
 These bows are very unique. The Sierra Miwok were famous for these bows that they traded to tribes reaching the Pacific in central California. This was the type of bow documented in the bay area by the first Europeans that traveled there more than 200 years ago. The Western Mono people who lived in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills. also made this type of bow from juniper, like this bow. 
For questions or purchase contact me at: chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 650-208-9275
Hickory small game blunts-$25 each

The above arrows are replicas of Ojibwa(Chippewa) and matched for the bow below. They are made of a single piece of straight grained hickory. The tips are left bulbous and the rest of the shaft is reduced. These arrows were in common use on most of the eastern half of North America. Variations were used by the Powhatan, Delaware, Algonkian, Mohegan, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Montagnais, Naskapi, Seneca, Cayuga, Iroquois, Shawnee, Creek, Menominee, Potowotami, Fox, and Winnebago just to name a few. most other tribes if not all had some form of heavy tipped blunt for small game hunting. 
Above: Ojibwa(Chippewa) reproduction- $390
This is a very fast shooting bow. 53.5" hickory bow with a heat treated belly. 53 pound draw at 26". It shoots regular 8.5 grain per pound cedar target arrows 174 feet per second. After 150 shots it has taken almost no set.  The shape and paint are a copy of a old Ojibwa bow. This bow was made more rectangular in cross section. The back has a cambium layer that is the brown patterns you see. The paint is red ocher, white soap stone and a green earth pigment. The bow has been sealed with 7 coats of tung oil. The string is fast flight. For a additional real sinew string add $45  
For questions contact me at   chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 650 208 9275 
Otter hide quiver: $130-$250 depending on the hide
These hide sack quivers were used from central California to Washington and east into the great basin. This one is 27 inches deep and is shown with the juniper backed with sinew and pitch bow below and 15 cane great basin arrows. The eyes and mouth are sewn closed with brain tanned buckskin. The strap is brain tanned deer hide as well.
Plains barrel hoop iron points- $5 each
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