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Reproduction Bows

All bows on this page are available now. Shipping is included. Bows are shipped in protective cases and insured 
Above: Plains style hickory bow and arrows- $360
Made in the style of Cheyenne/Arapahoe. This would be common to many plains tribes. The bow is 54.5" long hickory with a heat treated belly. The handle has a deer rawhide wrap. String 2 ply elk sinew. Arrows are dogwood shoots that have been seasoned for 2 years, heat straightened, grooved, then heat straightened again to remain straight. The arrows are perfectly spined and matched to fly true from this bow. Old barrel hoop iron points, wild turkey fletch, old style dyes for crests. Feathers and point bound with real sinew. The arrows are meant to be drawn to the tip.  This bow is a wonderful smooth shooter. 
 
44 pound draw at 25.5"(arrow length without the tip). 

For questions or purchase contact me at chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 650-208-9275
Above: Plains Buffalo Horse Bow and arrows- $360

This bow is made of osage orange wood. The back of the bow is a single ring of sapwood with the belly of orange heartwood. This leaves a milky white back contrasted by the bright orange bow. I label this a buffalo bow as it is short and very powerful. The full draw picture is blurry due to the fact I can't hold a short 68# draw bow still. The wood is rubbed smooth with a bone and treated with a few applications of grease. The string is 2 ply elk sinew. The arrows are Dogwood shoots that have been seasoned for 2 years, heat straightened, grooved, then heat straightened again to remain straight. The arrows are perfectly spined and matched to fly true from this bow. Old barrel hoop iron points, wild turkey tail fletch, old style dyes for crests. Feathers and point bound with real sinew. 

The bow is just over 45" long and has a draw of 68 pounds at 22 inches. 

For questions, more photos or purchase contact me at chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 650-208-9275
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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