Hawthorn bow

This was from a piece of hawthorn I cut from a canal cutting when we were on a narrowboat holiday last year. It split quite badly during the drying process and I was forced to cut it very thin in the handle section to avoid two of the worst offenders. The remainder of the shaping and tillering process was spent compensating for the resulting weak sections where the handle met each limb.

53 inches, nock to nock. 27lb at 26 inches. ‘D’-shaped cross section. Finished with beeswax and an elk hide handle wrap.


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