Please Help Identify

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Mr. Green Genes, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Mr. Green Genes

    Mr. Green Genes Junior Member

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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.
     
  2. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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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.:peace:
     

  3. Mr. Green Genes

    Mr. Green Genes Junior Member

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    Last edited: Jul 23, 2006
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  5. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    nice find

    Welcome Green Genes.
    nice find, too bad the arrow was trashed though.
    Is there any way to find out the bows history?