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Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-25-2012, 06:26 PM
What I got here is an ancient tribal bow. I was asked by someone to identify this bow here is what he said.

"I have this set with about six arrows all carved out of bamboo. Each unique , with some kind of black tattoo looking symbols on them. The bow has no string and would maybe like to add one. Any ideas where I could get help identifying this set? Is it a true tribal or replica? I dont know."

Here are some pics.

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Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-25-2012, 06:31 PM
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Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-25-2012, 06:42 PM
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Let me know if anyone has or knows how to find out about this bow.



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gravedigger
05-25-2012, 07:02 PM
dang that is just about the coolest thing i have seen in archery.looks like somethig from oz.

elkslayer4x5
05-26-2012, 08:47 AM
If they're replicas, someone did a nice job! Probably the best site I know of to help identify that archery gear would be the PaleoPlanet forums. Some of the guys over there do some increadable work. Here's a link.

http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/directory

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-26-2012, 08:49 AM
I knew the most ancient one would help!!






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bob cooly
10-01-2012, 07:21 AM
Hutch, my Dad was all over the South Pacific during WWII and espcially New Guenia (spelling). It sure looks to me like something from that part of the world from some of the things he sent home. One of my most treasured items is a Water Buff. handled Machety that he traded a tee shirt for there. Find out for sure and let us know, way too cool.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-01-2012, 08:05 AM
Well Bob I guess we will never know. The guy who owns it went to a resource the elkslayer4x5 mentioned.





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elkslayer4x5
10-01-2012, 08:13 AM
Well hopefully he'll come by and tell what he learned from PaloPlanet. My first impression was from the Phillipines.

ElkSlayer
10-01-2012, 08:38 AM
I knew the most ancient one would help!!






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Nice way to call him OLD....lol

very cool looking set up you got there keep us posted on any news

typically8
10-01-2012, 11:27 PM
Got to be fish arrows. And I would rule out climates where bambo or cane does not grow. Thats all I got.

spanner
10-10-2012, 03:27 PM
Very interesting I've seen a bow like this before looks to me to be made from black palm used by Guinea tribes bows made approx 6ft long & arrows 5ft long and thay use bamboo bow strings,we have aow hunting magazine sometimes thay have articles on hunts in New Guinea,my in uncle use to build traditional bows I remember he said that black palm wood is good for making bows.I'm not 100% on this but it looks like it is.hope this helps.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
10-10-2012, 03:53 PM
Very interesting I've seen a bow like this before looks to me to be made from black palm used by Guinea tribes bows made approx 6ft long & arrows 5ft long and thay use bamboo bow strings,we have aow hunting magazine sometimes thay have articles on hunts in New Guinea,my in uncle use to build traditional bows I remember he said that black palm wood is good for making bows.I'm not 100% on this but it looks like it is.hope this helps.

Cool thanks spanner!











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