[Horsebow] Which horse bow?

Nic Rhodes

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Thankyou for the replies, it restoreth my faith in people a mite.... I may well invest in a seemingly traditional horsebow after all...such a choice though..
The Ogaden is nice, great quality and stunning price.
 


Twangster

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Thanks for the reply Nic Rhodes, the Ogaden is indeed a great looking bow, however, I find the comment on the details about, 20 - 55 lb a little disconcerting. Is this what I reckon, 20 lb at no draw, then up to 55lb at full draw of so many inches ????? or something like that.
I must admit to favoring the Persian at 40 lb, I know it makes no sense, but, the colours are nicer !!!! 40lb at 28" is just about my maximum without pain, but then the Scythian (white) at 30 something lb appeals as well. So much choice from one source makes good old England seem inadequate somehow, even with postage it's cheaper.......why ???
 


Nic Rhodes

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no just tell them what poundage you want between 20 and 55! I also have their Persian, lovely bow but would recommend Ogaden as first.
 


Twangster

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Just incidental to the discussion, can anyone tell me what an 'Ogaden' actually is, apart from an area in Ethiopia.....?? It's evidentaly not the bow makers horse name !!!
 


Twangster

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Thanks for that, but, it isn't a real answer. Looking at all these horsebow types on this site, some have a slight differential in design , but a lot seem the same, but, different colours...could Ogaden be a offshoot of Ogdens Nutgone Flake LP by the Small Faces years ago......???
 


Nic Rhodes

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I think Ogaden is just a name, of his horse, that he call this particular bow (Hungarian style from Hungarian bowyer) just like you have a Hoyt Eclipe of Matrix. No more than that, a name for his most popular bow.
 


Twangster

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Righto, sorry if I appear ignorant, I think I may call my new bow when purchased 'Algernon' though.....or Cecil. !!
 


Nic Rhodes

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Righto, sorry if I appear ignorant, I think I may call my new bow when purchased 'Algernon' though.....or Cecil. !!
Cecil...named after me :) Thanks :beer:. I tried a thread a while ago looking at what makes the different horsebow types but there wasn't a huge amount of detail in it. The Bowyers bibles had the best outside of 'specialist books. I bought all the specialist books I could find however but am still struggling with Mongol and Korean archery (though I haven't put much effort in to the latter yet). I thought that would be well documented when I look. Hungarian bows are a good starter imho, the Ogaden at the value end going to Kassai / Grozer as the 'names'.
 


Twangster

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As an avid reader myself, who obsesses about some category or other all the time, I found a whole host of titles in a bibliography from an Ogaden reference site on the web. I should have made a reference, but, I wiped the memory, it might have been on a site referring to Syrahs though, as well.....I will see if I can backtrack... what a game.. thanks.
 


Dr.Bob

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Oh,and for what it's worth, I'll chip in with a nod for the Kaya KTB, I am enjoying mine lots, it is a very fun bit of kit to shoot.
 


Dr.Bob

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Ah-ha! It is the 'reply to thread' button that opens up to a smilies palette, not the 'quick reply' or 'quote' it seems.

Here is your 'Top tuneage' beer-n-cake award Twangster :beer: :cake:
 


Twangster

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The learning curve from here....

Merci beucoup mon brav, such a challenge to learn all this stuff, and the brave new world about me, it is so baffling, life at the monastery is a difficult one....:burp:
 


Twangster

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Hun bow

A bit more info for you.....`I found another site like Youtube with, a series of informative chatting about how Asiatic bows are made, very interesting and full of visual reference, but I cannot find it again, never mind, if I do I will post it......:goodvibes:jump::bouncy:
 


Martin Heelis

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Ironman
Has anyone purchased a bow or kit from these people and suffered as a result, or, is all in their favor.... they seem very capable and well stocked at the right price...???
I bought a horse bow from them ages ago. I liked it a lot and it shoots fine. Other people in the club liked it too and some of them have bought traditional bows as a result :)
 


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