Marc's Bows and Arrows

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Arrows, Quivers and More

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     As the title says, this page deals with arrows, quivers and other paleolithic items that I make.  Practically any stick and string can launch an arrow but only a well made arrow will fly straight and true.  Good arrow needs not only to match the bow but they also need to match each other.  A mixed set of arrows will give you mixed results on the target or in hunting situations.  Mediocre arrows will quite often need helical fletching for them to fly straight but well made arrows will fly true with no helical fletch.  Meticulous attention to details is what you need to do when making your arrows.

     I make most of my quivers with Birch bark, Paper Birch grow everywhere here in the North and the bark is attractive.  It not only makes a waterproof quiver the bark is also extremely rot resistant.  On to some pictures.
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     Here is a set of arrows made in the Algonquin way.  These arrows are part of a set comprising of a bow, quiver and stone knife that were made for a display in a local in a local Algonquin office.  The shafts are Meadowsweet with wild Turkey fletching and stone points of Flint and Quartz.  Please e-mail me for prices and availability.
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     These next arrows are replicas of Ojibwa arrows located in a museum.  The shafts on these arrows are also Meadowsweet.  The fletching is Wild Turkey and Canada Goose and the points are Flint.  Please e-mail me for prices and availability.
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     My preferred plant for making arrows is called Meadowsweet, this plant is a member of the Rose family.  Meadowsweet is prolific where I live and makes a strong and resilient arrow.  Many shoots have difficulty staying straight after being straightened but not so with Meadowsweet.  Once it has been straightened using dry heat it stays straight.  For the Algonquins and Ojibwa of this area this was an ideal plant for making their arrows.  I sell these as raw shoots or straightened, please e/m me for prices and availability.  Here are some pictures.
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     Whether you are a hunter or target shooter arrows for target shooting are a necessity.  I make arrows for this purpose from a variety of materials, all my arrows are hand-made.  My preferred material for target arrows is Yellow Poplar, I make them from sawn blanks.  I also make them from Black Ash, White Ash, Maple and Meadowsweets, to name a few others.  My arrows are all custom made by hand just like they were hundreds of years ago.  Please e/m me for prices and availability.  Here are a few pictures of some of the different types of target arrows I have made.
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