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Old 07-22-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
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I have just returned from an estate sale where I purchased a hand made longbow. It is about 80 inches in length, tapered at both ends, with a very slight curve. Approximately 1 1/4" diameter with a little bit of work done to flatten the face. The wood is very dark, almost black and has a grain like walnut. It has a very loose string of some kind of natural fibers. Draw weight feels like it could go 50#. The craftsmanship appears to be more utilitarian than decorative which leads me to believe I have found a real hunting weapon.

There was also a bamboo arrow which was about 5 ft. long but it was trashed so I left it. (I may later regret that)

Thanks for any help someone might be able to give in identifying this.
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Green Genes I am not much of a longbowman but I do love them. Some of them are very rare and can be worth lots of $$$$$$. That being said there are many that are also common and not worth much except for their beauty and simplicity. I hope someone can help you out and confirm you have a real treasure. Good luck and keep us informed.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:10 AM   #3
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Hey Guys,

My lovely wifey did a little bit of surfing and we're 97.5% sure that I have one of these.

http://www.art-pacific.com/artifacts...s/bowarrow.htm

Made of this
http://www.amazonexotichardwoods.com...ory_Code=TB-BP

I wonder if there are any initiations or customs I need to observe before I hunt with it?

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Old 07-23-2006, 01:18 AM   #4
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Yep,

Sure enough, it's one of these. I'm glad I could buy it at an estate sale instead of trying to take it away from this guy.

http://ebible.org/mpj/gallery/sing-sing-femili.JPG
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:52 PM   #5
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Welcome Green Genes.
nice find, too bad the arrow was trashed though.
Is there any way to find out the bows history?
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