A functional replica of an Apache bow in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum collections. Following the original at 50 inches long and 1 inch wide throughout most of the length. The original was examined by Michael Frank (the bowyer here) in 1994. The wood that it was made of was not listed, but was a white hardwood. This replica was made in Serviceberry, and matches the original in diameter of sapling, and even the remant of pithy center showing in a spot on each limb belly side. The bow pulls 50 lbs at 24 inches of draw, made for the "snap shot" pulled to the midsection. It was not meant to be drawn by our modern longbow style of pulling to the chin. It was intended for display of bowmaking techniques of Southwestern Native Americans. This set was examined by Michael Frank in 1994 when the bow was brought to the Smithsonian's Conservation Lab In Suitland, MD for rehousing.
Although a replica, this item is still a functional and potentially dangerous weapon, and the buyer is responsible for proper and safe use.