72" Unfinished Bamboo Backed Ipe LongbowItem Number: 86002X
Bowbuilders admire bamboo for its flexibility, strength, and resilience. They prize Ipe wood for its beauty, durability, and stability. By blending these two powerful materials in one longbow, you get a fast, powerful, sweet-shooting bow. This 72" Unfinished Bamboo Backed Ipe Longbow lets you add your own special touches to create a custom longbow that will last generations.
While Ipe is a strong and durable wood, it can also be hard to work with. By starting your bow building project with this longbow blank, much of that difficult work is already done for you, including gluing the bamboo backing. All that's left for you to do is sand the wood, install bow tips, and do the final tiller. The shelf has already been cut. It is recommend you add a finish when you are done.
Requires the following tools: Super Glue (for gluing on the bow tips), Rasp, Flat File, Nock Groove File, Square, and Pencil. See 3Rivers Archery's Bow Building Tool Kit.
We recommend Phenolic Bow Tip Overlays to complete your bow. A Flemish twist bow string and tillering rope are included.
Sold in weights of 30-35, 35-40, 40-45, and 45-50# @ 28" in right or left handed. Please specify.