One of my bows.
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09-06-2012, 06:49 AM #1
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One of my bows.
This is currently my favourite bow.
Made by bowyer Johan Van Der Merwe from Combretum Bows in South Africa.
I found a lovely solid dark heavy block of wood whilst on vacation in Mozambique.It was cut into a long rectangle.I bought it for R100.
I,at the time did not know what I would use it for,maybe a knife handle or 10.It lay at my house for around seven months.One weekend I went to visit Johan at his farm in Rust De Winter.Here he showed me his very first prototype take-down recurve.Right there and then I knew what wood would be used for the riser.Johan collected that block of wood from me and made me a great looking bow.The wood of the riser looks like Mozambique ironwood.
I originally had it made with 52#limbs and later had a set of 80# made for buffalo and giraffe.
The limbs in the pics are the 52# ones.We have also changed the finish on the riser to matt.The pics are from when I collected the bow originally.
09-06-2012, 07:10 AM #2
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Great use of some pretty wood.Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
A Legend in my own mind!
09-06-2012, 07:26 AM #3
to me as a bow ignoramus that is what a bow should look like. no wheels , pulleys, winches etc ...that is beautifully made, nearly makes me want one
09-06-2012, 09:35 AM #4
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Nice bow, I like that you can change the limbs to hunt different game.
There is something intriguing about a bow like that. Nice.When I am not hunting, I am thinking about hunting....I think I'll go hunting.
09-10-2012, 12:07 AM #7
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gday gforce thats a fine looking stick flinger for sure
of late ive been starting to look a lot more at traditional archery ,where i once used to ask trad archers if they drove to the club in a car or a horse and cart .
i maybe eating them words soon i think
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