WOW! I never seen a bow like that one. Great job on building it CascadianCool!
Thanks, they are a fun style, that for some reason is not done nearly enough. There are only a few bow makers doing it, I really hope more pick it up in the future.
Nice work. I see arrows in a target but no photos of you shooting it. I'd like to see the bow in your hand at full draw. It is always satisfying to use something you build on your own. Nice job on the two tone overlays by the way.
Thanks, sadly no one to hold the camera to take pictures while I am drawing and a not enough hands to do it myself. I am just using a crappy cell phone camera, I don't have a real one, and it doesn't even have a timer delay or anything special.
I spent a lot of time two years ago researching Asian bow designs, because I wanted to build a bow entirely out of bamboo. There is a vaguely similar design from the ancient Malaysian peninsula that usilized a smaller, reversed, bow to strengthen the center of the bow where it would be most likely to break. It is in one of my books, but I can't remember what it was called, and can't find it online.
All I know is that entire bow-making episode was a bit of a disaster.
I had not heard of a Malaysian double bow. I know they made some great horse bows, but had not heard of a traditional double bow outside of North America. Would be cool if you could find the name of it as I would love to learn more as I really like this double bow style, so finding another example to study would be great. But if you can't find it don't stress, I can understand how things like to hide when you look for them. LOL.