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Cocobolo Recurve Grip

Grip size of a recurve

In the previous post, Grip size of a longbow, I listed some basic sizes for locator style longbow grips. In this post, I'll provide the same information for recurves—the best ways to measure a grip and suggested measurements for small,…

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Grip size of a longbow

The grip on a longbow is usually smaller and more refined than the grip on a hunting recurve, a target recurve, or even a compound bow. Obviously, the most comfortable grip size is determined by the size of your bow…

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HAMMER Hybrid Longbow-footed Riser

Five common styles of longbow grips

It might seem like there are a million different types of longbow grips/handles, but I think they can easily be classified in five categories of common styles: 1) straight or “Hill”-style, 2) dished, 3) humped, 4) locator, and 5) sculpted/recurve…

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Grip And Shelf Locations

Grip and shelf location

A question that appears often in many of the internet bow making forums is "Where should I locate the grip and shelf on my bow?" I'm sure there are as many opinions about this as there are bowyers, so I'll…

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