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Item Number: 7049X
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Price: $23.99
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Artificial Snakeskin Backing
 
3.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (4)
  • Easy to handle (4)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Hunting (8)
  • Practice (5)
  • All weather (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (15), Expert archer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT

This is a great product, not very hard to apply to bow. It add alittle more strenght to the hickory self bows I build. Looks great. I use tite bond 3 to...Read complete review

This is a great product, not very hard to apply to bow. It add alittle more strenght to the hickory self bows I build. Looks great. I use tite bond 3 to apply, just cover back of bow with the tite bond and lay the backing over the glue. start in the center of the bow once you have got the backing applied and smooth out toward the limb tips. Let ti dry for about 24hr and then trim off the excess backing from the sides. Then seal the backing with a good urithain, I like the spray on kind. Apply and give it about an hr to dry and repeat. Do this at least 3 or 4 times. It will really bing out the look of the snake skin and protect it from the weather. Try it you will love this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

showy but expensive

The copperhead snakeskin backing is easy to use - apply a thin to medium layer of Tite Bond III to the bow then starting at the center smooth the cloth over the limbs working both...Read complete review

The copperhead snakeskin backing is easy to use - apply a thin to medium layer of Tite Bond III to the bow then starting at the center smooth the cloth over the limbs working both sides from the center. Apply another complete coat of TBIII over the skin, smooth it out and let it settle. Trim the ends to fit beforehand and trim the sides with a sharp knife before it is completely dry (8 - 10 hours)The colors jump out and are very realistic after a coat of poly.The cons - at 1 1/2 inch wide it doesn't cover the width of the limb at the widest.Also at $$ it is about twice what I think is reasonable. All in all I would use it again if I catch it on sale.

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2.0

Way over priced for what it really is

By 

from Washington DC

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Appearance
    • Color
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Bow making

    Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

    The snakes skin pattern on this product is okay but the colors were very muted. Maybe they stand out more once its been applied to the bow, but I didntthink it would. Beyond that, it just a strip of cotton material that probably cost well under a dollar to make. Decided to buy a few yards of silk for a few bucks instead and wait 'til I'm ready for real snake skin backing.

    In all fairness I've seen photos of bows that others have backed with the samepproduct, and they looked great. Maybe worth the money to some who knows what they're doing...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    prettier than linen! Looks great!

    By 

    from Cincinnati,Ohio

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to apply
    • Works Like Linen

    Cons

    • Copperhead Is To Bright
    • Copperhead Patern Is To B
    • Pattern Too Brite

    Best Uses

    • Bow Backing
    • Hunting
    • Looks Mountain Made
    • Practice
    • Reenactment

    Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

    The copperhead pattern is great but a little bit bright or too colorful. i used pre-stained poly over it to add brown and the completed bow looks like a peice of history! This is as described and is a snake patterrn printed on cloth, it is not a thick rawhide or sinew backingand is not intended to perform as such. I do think that it is a little over priced!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great product for the money!

    By 

    from Olathe, ks

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

          I put the Copperhead skin on an Osage bow and at first I was disappointed at the color fresh out of the package. But once I sealed the bow with three coat of Minwax Pecan Stain Polyurethane I was real pleased with the results. See for yourself! Since I ordered the first Copperhead I have ordered the Rattle Snake and I am ordering another Copperhead today.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          SNAKE SKIN

          By 

          from PA

          About Me Expert Archer

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

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                Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                After several coats of Thunderbird Epoxy the skin looks better than the real thing

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Artificial snakeskin backing

                By 

                from Barrie Ont Canada

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ecinomical
                • Look Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                    These are a great choice for the average guy. They provide excellent camo for a bow that may have a lighter color back. They are easy to apply. I used smooth on epoxy on my bow as it has a glass back, but Titebond III will also work, with the adage of easier removal.
                    I only gave it 4 stars because it is ot the real deal, but for the price. I really like this product, and would recommend it as a affordable solution to real skins.
                    The delivery time was second to none. It took less than a week to arrive in my mailbox here in Ontario Canada.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    great product

                    By 

                    from Omaha, NE

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                          The artificial snake skin is an excellent alternative to the real thing. It looks as well as snake skin but is much easier to work with, it also comes in a very convenient 6ft length.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Service was great and delivery was on time.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Not what I expected, but they worked

                          By 

                          from Pagosa Springs, CO

                          About Me Recreational Archer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Pattern

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hunting

                            Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                            The light cotton material was not what I expected and I didn't know if it would work well. However, with careful gluing, cutting and sealing using a quality finish, the results were well worth it.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            1.0

                            do not like the product

                            By 

                            from Chino, CA.

                            About Me Recreational Archer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Handle

                            Cons

                            • Poor Construction

                            Best Uses

                            • Practice

                            Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                            I was surprised to find a piece of printed cloth when I open the package. It is not worth the price and I am returning it and the Polyurethand spray for an exchange.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Great Looking

                            By 

                            from Tahlequah, Ok

                            About Me Recreational Archer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Weather
                              • Hunting
                              • Practice
                              • Reenactment

                              Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                              I bought this to back a 70's Ben Pearson 7370 Hawk recurve. I added phenolic resin tip overlays and decided to refinish the whole bow. I wasn't crazy about the brown glass on the old Ben Pearson, and decided to try this material. I sanded the back of the bow and coated it in Titebond III, layed the material on and coated it as well. After it set I cut the edges, sanded the edges and used a rub on polyurethane. It was tedious and a little difficult at times, but well worth the effort. My little old BP Hawk sure looks as good as it shoots.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Nice product but overpriced

                              By 

                              from Patterson, GA.

                              About Me Recreational Archer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to apply
                              • Realistic Pattern

                              Cons

                              • Grossly Overpriced

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                                I applied the "skin" as a backing for a kid's hickory bow and used Tite Bond III. After drying I trimmed with a razor blade and finished with polyurethane. Looks very much like real snake skin.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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