Bow and Arrow

The bow is 1.25 m (55 inches) long and shoots 60 cm (2 feet) long arrows. I don't know the draw weight - safe to say greater than 15 kg (35 pounds) perhaps? The stave was made from a tree that was cut with a stone axe and split in half with a stone chisel. One half was used for the bow and was cut to a length of 1.25 m (50 inches)

Arrows were made of the same wood as the bow and were 60 cm (2 feet) long. A notch was carved into the back to accept the bow string. They were fletched with bush turkey feathers picked up from the ground (no turkeys were harmed in the making of this video). A feather was split in half and cut into 3 lengths then resin and bark fiber attached the fletching on to the arrows. The tip of the arrow was fire hardened and sharpened to a point. The fletching was trimmed using a hot coal.

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+12 1. mikeymouse commented 8 years ago

I wanted to see him hunt that bird. Otherwise very impressed.
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+10 2. fishy commented 8 years ago

This dude should sign up for "Naked and Afraid". Bet he would just own that challenge.
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+3 3. Klemm commented 8 years ago

What, no mud this time? :x
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+3 4. Burimi commented 8 years ago

I enjoy watching this kind of videos.

Thnx thundersnow.
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+1 5. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

Who is this guy?
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0 6. djacy commented 8 years ago

This must be a Chuck Norris son :D :D :D
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+2 7. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#4 You're too :)
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0 8. buckleg08 commented 3 years ago

prepared for the coming apocalypse...8-)
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0 9. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

He should try the arrow on the right side of his bow..just saying. :squirrel: