cable backed bow unstrung
painted cable bow full draw

A fascinating bow design created by bowhunters in extremely cold climates -such as Alaska and Siberia- where natural glues tended to fail and bowmaking materials were not best quality (eg baleen, old barrel staves and Tamarack).

A system of knots and cordage (originally sinew) binds the bow and acts as a backing.

Ilustrated here is a bow with single cord backing (in this case coloured Dacron), with the back painted using natural pigments.

PRICE: £350

Painted £400

DELIVERY: due to problems with various couriers, collection in person is preferred. It also gives the archer a chance to try the bow at my range.

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