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Reproduction Bows

All bows and arrows on this page are available now. Bows are shipped in protective cases and insured 
Above: Comanche/Southern Cheyenne style osage orange bow $360
With real sinew string $400

This bow is patterned after the southern Plains bows of the Southern Cheyenne and Comanche living where osage orange grew. The bow 53" long ntn and has a 48# draw at 26". The wood is treated with bear grease. The bow is slightly asymmetrical with the top limb a little longer than the bottom for more of a center of the bow shot. Black horsehair tuft on the top limb. For questions, more photos or purchase contact me at chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call me at 650-208-9275
Above: Lakota style sinew backed Osage with real sinew string- $sold

Perfect osage stave backed with elk sinew 41.5" long 56# draw at 21". The handle, tips and mid limb are wrapped with elk sinew. The string is well made 3 ply elk back sinew. The wood has been treated with many coats of bear grease. This is a short, powerful, Lakota horse bow reproduction. 
for purchase or questions contact me at chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 
Above: Wintu Replica Sinew Backed Pacific Yew- SOLD

A small diameter yew tree was used for this bow. It is backed with 4 layers of elk sinew. Brain tanned deer handle. Otter fur silencers. Deer rawhide wrapped tips. 2 ply elk sinew string. Painted with red ocher, charcoal and green earth pigment. The wood has been sealed with multiple applications of bear grease. The bow is 41.5" long ntn and has a 54 pound draw ar 22". The bow shoots quite well. I tested the bows speed. 10 shots throwing out the fastest and slowest speeds. With a 458 grain target arrow it averaged 154 feet per second. With a 440 grain arrow 161 fps. Fore more info or purchase contact me at chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 650 208 9275
 Ishi style bow 55" long 54 pound draw at 28" with real sinew string- SOLD  Currently building another. 
 Bow with sinew string and 12 ply endless fast flight string with 4 arrows- 

  . True to form in every way (with a lenticular cross section) except the tips are a little more narrow than a true replica and I did the sinew over 3 weeks. I strung the bow backwards and put on 2 layers. A week later took off the string and added 1.5 more layers. 2 days later put the string back on backwards to let the sinew do it's work. A week after that one more layer. The bow is sealed with 3 coats of one application of bear grease and 3 coats of shellac over that.  After 80 or so shots it maintains 4.75" of reflex. total weight is 13.9 oz. Just under 2" at the widest near handle. The bow is 55" nock to nock and has a full draw of 28" where it weighs 54 pounds. This time I used a 12 strand endless fast flight string with a 5.25" brace height. This is the best performing Ishi style bow I have built to date. The arrows included are birch and perfectly matched for this bow. Ishi style turkey tail fletch wrapped with sinew and painted with red ocher and charcoal. Modern target tips. I used 2 of the arrows included to test the bow. Weight 579 grains(almost 11 gpp). Average arrow speed of 10 shots(after throwing out the fastest and slowest) 181.5 feet per second. 
For questions or purchase contact me at chuck@heartwoodbows.com or call 650-208-9275
Hickory small game blunts-$35 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. 
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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