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getstonedprimitivebowhunt
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Anyone ever seen a selfbow backed with whale baleen ? I seen one once ! way to cool...Jeff

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Isnt China the only country that can whale harvest anymore?That would look cool.I guess you cant get that at 3R.

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I believe Dean Torges and the Siberian Wolf builder have used it as well as Aleut bowyers.Cool stuff!
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Lucas K
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The Japanese used to make a short "sidearm" bow out of baleen. That country is still whaling.

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I believe Dean used a "historic" piece of baleen he was given on the belly rather than the back of a special bow. I think it is a material that is stronger in compression than tension...

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You can buy legal baleen from Alaskan natives. It has to be made into "art", usually cleaned and "scrimshawed" with some light scratch carving. If you use it in a bow, I would recommend hanging on to the paperwork to prove legality. The unmentionable big auction site usually has some listed.

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Yep Dean did a bamboo backed / baleen bellied bow some years ago. It is a dandy. Also J.D. Jones did one or two. We looked at it but it's too hard to get and the restrictions on resale make it hard to justify.

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thanks for info !!!

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<a href="http://s971.photobucket.com/albums/ae196/jeffdron/?action=view¤t=untitled.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae196/jeffdrown/untitled.jpg" border="0" alt="BALEEN"></a>

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Ted at Raptor made one.......it shoots great.
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Glen St. Charles made a number of them years back, before any restrictions. Very rare and very valuable. I have seen a few but did not shoot one of Glen's bows. For me, it's hard to top a nice sinew osage. I do have an old baleen yew that still shoots well but I do prefer my old sinew osage raptor.

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