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Hello all,
I was cleaning out the basement in my 1930 townhouse and I found the longbow stuck up in the rafters.
Im not sure what kind of wood it is, maybe hickory.
I am located in central Indiana.
Im thinking that it could possibly be Native American since it appears to be handmade and has no manufacturers markings, or markings of any type.
One thing that I did notice is it has no signs of ever having a leather hand grip on it.
The bow is very dirty and warped so it's been up in the rafters for a long time.
Any help anyone could give me would be much appreciated. Thanks, Jag
 

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It looks like an old selfbow, hard to tell who made it. The way the nocks look, I doubt it was a professional. They cut through the growth rings on the back of the bow, a no no for most of us that build selfbows. Nice piece to hang on the wall though.
 
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