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Bamboo Arrow Instructable

I just posted a “how to” for bamboo arrows on Instructables.  It is impossible to teach a complete class in this way but I’ve done what I can. If you have an interest in arrowsmithing, have a look by clicking … Continue reading

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Tartar Arrows from the Grayson Collection

Something for an arrow maker to aspire to.  There is much to learn from the old masters in their fields.  Wonderfully tapered shafts, great fletchings, and good use of paint. Crimean Tartar Arrows Turkey, 18th–19th centuriesFour military arrows for use with … Continue reading

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Surimono print

Bow, arrow, and target from a culture that still loved archery, 1856.

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Selk’nam (Ona) Yah

A beautiful photo of arrows from the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego.  Collected in the early 20th century. Wonderful sinew wrappings, glass points, and clay pigments. And the nice little bow that accompanies them.    

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Bone Point, Quebec

Bone point from Saguenay-Lac Saint Jean Region; Québec; Canada.  Probably very early 20th century.

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C. Gomez, Bow and Arrow Maker

When people appreciated hand made archery equipment.  No training wheel, gizmos, releases, or sights.  Click the image to access the British Museum page for this item.

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Yupik (Eskimo) attributed bow and arrows

Believed to be a Yup’ik quiver, bowcase, bow, and arrows from the late 19th century. Click the image to learn more.

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Bow, arrows, and quiver, Chiricahua

Chiricahua Apache, Arizona ca. 1880 Click the image above to see more about these artifacts at the National Museum of the American Indian. Detail photo of some fletchings and points from this collection.

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Arrows

Took the new arrows out for a little shooting last night.  The bodkins are too much for the lightweight straw bales I have right now.  The arrows shoot very straight and true but pass through the bales as if they … Continue reading

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