This replica of an 1870's Cheyenne Horse Bow was made in the same materials as the original, Osage Orange wood and buffalo sinew
Our new Functional Replicas page offers one of a kind hand made bows, inspired by actual historic bows. An authentic working replica is a "real"way to feel the history of a culture. Unlike production model factory bows, each one is unique and a reflection of the original culture, the tree it came from, and the skill of the bowmaker. Before a bow is offered here, the tree split stave will have cured and been worked to the design of an original artifact. Once trained to be a bow, it is tested for performance and safety. Check Item Description for guarantee and Safety guidelines for every bow. Regular checkout is with credit card, but Payal and checks are accepted too.
IROQUOIS BOW FUNCTIONAL REPLICA $175
A functional replica of an actual museum bow in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. The original was examined in 1998 and measured accurately. This model was made in Eastern Hornbeam wood and follows the dimensions of the original. The result was a bow pulling 35 pounds of pull at 28 inches of draw. It measures 64 inches long, and keeps a remnant of the inner bark in the back furrows to proudly show this is not a fiberglass factory bow. To find out more about this bow, SEE ITEM
Anasazi Functional Bow Replica $95 SOLD
A functional replica of an archaeological bow found at Hidden House, AZ. From the Anasazi Culture, dating around 300 to 1300 AD. This ancestral Puebloan culture from the Four Corners area of the desert southwest had a very distinct bow type. It measures 51 inches long, and 25lb draw weight at a draw of 26 inches. It was made in Oak wood, as was the original. For more info, see BOW