My most recent recurve, BowCote, is finished. It's the newest bow in a line focused on the simplicity and beauty of the wood from which they're made. BowCote's riser wood, as the name suggests, is Bacote, a South American tropical hardwood with inimitable grain and character. It's that character that I want to speak for itself, which is why I left the riser simple, as one solid piece with no additional strips or accents, the only deviation being the brass medallion with the Brooklyln Bowyer logo. It shoots 40# @ 28" with an AMO of 62" making it a smooth shooter with almost no stacking.
Gizmo is now up for sale! After seeing just how beautiful this African Rosewood is, I decided to make the riser one solid piece as opposed to adding accents, which gives the final product an elegant simplicity that I couldn't be more pleased with. The handle section has a built-in cant and a hint of a thumb rest to increase comfort in the hand. Thin strips of the same piece of African Rosewood overlay the limb tips for added beauty. I couldn't be more pleased with how Gizmo looks and shoots.
The newest addition to the collection and up for sale now is Mrs. Rabbit. This one is an Osage Orange reflex-deflex longbow, backed with Hickory. The riser, which I chose to contour more than most, gives a sense of familiarity for easier consistency of hand placement shot to shot. The red Paduak wood is stunning. So much so that my camera has a hard time not auto adjusting to the point where the colors look hyper-saturated (even for this colorblind guy). I did something new on the tips in that I shaped the buffalo horn into an ever-so-slight recurve, with small grooves down the belly for the string. I also narrowed the material on the ends of the limbs to a bare minimum. That in combination with the reflex and the natural superiority of Osage Orange make this bow a fast shooter, despite it's low draw weight. All this to say: I'm very pleased with how Mrs. Rabbit turned out.