This one’s made from a sapling of pignut hickory. It has an asymmetric deflex-recurve design, which is why the top limb is larger and bends more. This is similar to the asymmetry you see in Japanese yumi bows but a much milder example.
The bow draws 35 pounds at 28 inches of draw, fairly lightweight but very serviceable for target shooting. I really enjoy shooting lighter bows since they don’t tire you out so much. The stain is Lamy blue fountain pen ink, which is scraped off of the interlocking ridges from the back of the tree, leaving the streaky effect. The handle is buffalo leather and is tooled with antler tines and homemade stamps. The recurves are bent with steam and locked in with dry heat, and the limbs were heat treated under a radiator.