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Primitive Weapons Photo Contest

Discussion in 'Primitive Tools' started by JimBow, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. SemperFiHunter

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    JimBow:
    I have carried it hunting a few times, but have yet to blood it.
    I made a sheath for it too. Here's a pic.
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    Driftingrz:
    I have several still laying out in the woods if you want one. I'll pick you one out this weekend while I'm deer hunting.
    PM me your address if interested.

    SFH
     
  2. PMSteve

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    Thanks! My Dad found it when he was a kid. He and his buddy were playing near a river bank near Delta, Colorado. His friend stepped on it and cut his foot. When the boy went home to get fixed up (no one went to a Dr. back then unless they were dying or had a limb cut off) Dad dug it out of the mud and washed it off. He kept it all his life until he passed away in 2000. It's knapped from gray chert. Not as pretty as flint or obsidian but it's old...

    Steve
     
  3. JimBow

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    Looks good man....hope ya get to poke some hogs soon with it...a buddy and I loaded his feeder yesterday and hope to get some hogs soon....lot's of photos on the game cam but none in the trap...we'll have to get out there to do some ground work...
     
  4. Jonah L. Archer

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  5. JimBow

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    nice knappin' Jonah! I like working with obsidian myself...got a big spall of snowflake sitting on my table right now!



     
  6. JimBow

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    Hey fellow Bushcrafters...almost time to randomly select a winner in these post....surely there are MORE primitive works out there right? get them on this thread before time runs out and thanks to all who have contributed thus far...
     
  7. Jonah L. Archer

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    Nice! I haven't had the chance to work with snowflake yet... I look forward to seeing what you get out of it!
     
  8. riverjoe

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    Hickory sapling bow about 40# at 28 " with raw hide backing .




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    You said primitive right . The following were from my thread " Neanderthal quartz headed axes " and were made with no metal tools at all . Just stone flakes for stripping bark for cordage etc .
    I had to change the name because a bunch of Neanderthals came forward and told me they didn't want to be associated with them . I wish Id have made them after I found out how great Cherry tree sap is for hafting .

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    Cordage is Basswood bark , Dogbane or my favorite the bark or outer covering of the roots of a Mulberry tree .
     
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  9. Yankee Cymro

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    Here are a couple of pix of my war club. I carved it from an iron wood root ball. I also put a small piece of deer antler in the ball, it seemed appropriate. It's not pretty, but you'd sure know you got hit with it.

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  10. flaviln

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    Dang,Yankee that stick looks like it would have a bite to it.
    You could clean out a red neck bar with that.
    Good work!!!

    flaviln
     
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    nice!!
     
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    I like your cholla handles, did you fill them or is it hollow? do you have close up pics?
     
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    I have two knives made recently with resin filling the handle. I still have to sand them and finish them but these two are the first cholla handles that I've filled.

    All my others I've left hollow as you see below:

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    WOW, thats nice work!!! Is the wood shaved to act like a cork in the end of the cholla or is it cut flat and glued on?

    What type of resin are you using?
     
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    here is one I made, the only one so far with cholla. the inside woods are purple heart, osage and hickory

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    the walls started getting thin so I dipped the entire thing into wood hardener a few times, that fixed it
     
  17. JimBow

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    That's sweet JC! I love the other woods used and the overall look. Thanks for sharing!

    In response to your question about the end cap...I carve the end to fit into the cholla about 1/4" and then glue together.
     
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    A couple little "things" my son and I worked on together
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  20. JimBow

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    still time to submit any photos of your primitive weapons....I'll pick the winner by end of day tomorrow.....thanks to everyone who submitted thus far!
     
  21. Loogaroo

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    Was that turned or hand carved?
     
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    Osage Selfbow, 60", 63# @ 25". It sent an arrow lengthwise through this deer, from brisket to hip.
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    Osage English Longbow, 70", 88# @ 30". No shelf or grip on this one. Horn nocks are from antelope. Stalked this deer to 15 yds before shooting.
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  24. JimBow

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    Well it's time to select a couple of winners.....
    1st off a special thanks to everyone who posted photos of their craft. It was great to see the different style of weapons...I got a few ideas myself from a lot of you, so thanks again for that.

    The two randomly selected are: Buroak & Jonah Archer
    Congrats you two. Send me a PM with your address and I'll get your prizes sent off this week. Thanks again fellow bushcrafters for taking part in this give away! :50:
     
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    congrats to Buroak & Jonah Archer
    you lucky dogs you!

    and mighty big thank you to jim bow for this
    THANKS!!
     
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  26. riverjoe

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    Big thanks for what SJ . I didn't do nuthin . I think you meant Jim Bow . Congrats to Jonah Archer and Buroak .
     
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    sorry jimbow-too much holiday cheer:D
    mighty kind of ya sir, for putting on this contest
    peace
     
  28. buroak

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    Thanks JimBow! I really appreciate this.

    buroak
     
  29. Jonah L. Archer

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    Thank You JimBow! Not just for your generosity as a give-away, but also for starting this thread. I really enjoyed seeing everyone's pics!
     
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    all the pics are amazing! the craftsmanship is great. i am beginning to realize how lost i am in bushcraft. when it comes to skills like these, i got nothing!
     
  31. JimBow

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    don't sell yourself short jamienky! you never know what you can do unless you try...speaking for myself there are a lot of skills I never thought I could do...like hand drill fires....even though it took a while to figure it out, ( not sure I have yet ), I have built many fires using that method...same with weapons and tools...give it a try...you'll surprise yourself! :50:


     
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    Congrats to Buroak & Jonah Archer!
    Thanks to JimBow for getting this collection of pictures together. It would be nice if we had a sticky of primitive gear pictures like they do for knives and axes, I think this threads content would be a great start.
     
  33. Mr.Black

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    wow! I was real Late on this lol
     
  35. Jonah L. Archer

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    Mr. Black found the first ever tracker!:35: That thing is awesome!
     
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    Hey JimBow, I never received anything from you. Have you sent it yet?
     
  37. JimBow

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    I did....it was sent in an envelope...probably slowed down from the Holiday's....lemme know when you get it
     
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    I want to try my hand at one of these. Great work by the way. Do you fire harden these?
     
  39. buroak

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    No I didn’t fire harden it. I probably should have.
     
  40. buroak

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    Hey JimBow,
    I got my prize today. I like it! You did a great job on it.
    Thanks I appreciate it.

    Made from buffalo rib bone.

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    heres one of many this is a Wes Martin takedown longbow in makeshift blind

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  42. Jonah L. Archer

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    Got my prize on the day before Christmas Eve, but with family coming over and trying to get ready for Christmas, I'm just now getting around to posting the pic. Thanks JimBow, I love the carving. Mine was done on pipestone...

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    Photo706 by bushclassbasic, on Flickr

    Thanks for the gift, and especially for getting a thread together for everyone to post up their primitive weapons!
     
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    What is the called and how is it used? I'm looking for something without metal blades for a science fiction story. Thanks!!

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    Very old post, from 2012...

    It's a pendant, pipestone I'd guess. Not a blade, the stone is too soft for a cutting edge. Jade, or other hard stone, could potentially be ground into a blade, though.
     
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    This one says it's made from buffalo rib bone. This and the pipestone piece above are on cords that don't look like they are made for wearing as a pendant.

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    They are both pendants. They are made to be adjustable. I still have mine, but I have it attached to my hunting pack as a constant reminder of the good people on here while I'm out roaming the woods!
     
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    This needs a revival!
     
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