South Indian 5 curve

Bamboo is a wonderfull material to work with. These bows are made from a combination of hardwood and bamboo. Not all bamboo is suitable for bowmaking. I select the best pieces out of Moso and Madake.

These bows are based on earlier designs found in Japan and India. It has 5 curves which you also see in horn bows. All are handmade in the same style as a Japanese Yumi bow. They are glued using only ropes and wedges to set the shape without the use of molds. The core is also based on the Yumi, it has hardwood and bamboo strips as a core, using the bamboo to it’s full potential.

For the core these bows there are two options. One with a basic core and another with a complex core. Each has their own advantage and different cost.

Wood core: a hardwood core in the bow between the bamboo. Great for all-round shooting and a traditional form used for many western bows. These bows can be custom made for 750 euro.

Wood/bamboo core: a combination of heat treated bamboo strips and hardwood. This core offers extra speed and stability. This is the Yumi-style core and can have up to 9 layers. These bows can be custom made for 900 euro.

Feel free to ask me any questions

  • bamboo backing and belly
  • hardwood and bamboo core
  • hardwood and horn nocks
  • dyneema or fastflight string
  • leather handle
  • Stingray arrowpass 
  • rattan wrapping decorations

Poundage 25-75 lbs

Drawlenght: up to 32 inches

Bowstring, bowstringer and bowsleeve included. 12 month guarantee 

Wood core bow €750,- 

Wood/bamboo core bow €900,-

Custom orders

If you are looking for a specific finish, colour or other options send me an email to see what is available.

bamboo.bows@gmail.com


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