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    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      My new Kanati arrived today – executed exactly as Jason and I had discussed, and absolutely flawless. His schedule is usually very full these days and I was really lucky to get on the list when I did.

      Thanks, Jason – for a beautiful bow!!

      Specs:

      58″ AMO

      #53 @ 28″

      Walnut riser

      Elm limb veneers with Actionboo cores

      A few pics:

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Smith, that’s a beauty. I generally don’t like the striped risers, but this one is really nice. What do you call this style of bow with the more triangular shape when strung? Thanks for posting the photos. Heck of a nice present. I hope you have a late season to use it. peace, dwc

    • Doc Nock
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      Jason does make a pretty bow! I love the profile of those shorter ones. I was “gifted” a 56″ Lost Creek once…also neat and shoots with authority.

      However, My wrists ache just LOOKING at a low wrist riser like that… my misfortune, but it’s reality. I can shoot maybe 3 decent shots out of one like that and them I’m toast!

      ON the LC, I took leather and built up a pad, shaved the edges to tapers, and taped it on the grip at various locations till I found one that felt right, then barged it…then made a leather grip wrap over it all.

      Looks ugly as sin, but works.

      I envy those who can shoot such lovely lined ladies! 🙂

    • Bernie Clancey
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      Now that is a pretty bow. I love walnut and used it often when I was making bows. Thanks for posting the photos.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      dwcphoto wrote: Smith, that’s a beauty. I generally don’t like the striped risers, but this one is really nice. What do you call this style of bow with the more triangular shape when strung? Thanks for posting the photos. Heck of a nice present. I hope you have a late season to use it. peace, dwc

      Thanks! As far as the name for that shape, I’ve heard them referred to as “angular” bows. Very similar in strung shape to the Egyptian chariot bows (which you can see in the “Historic R/D” thread).

      Unfortunately, my season is over, but I’m already looking forward to spring…8)

      Doc Nock wrote: Jason does make a pretty bow! I love the profile of those shorter ones. I was “gifted” a 56″ Lost Creek once…also neat and shoots with authority.

      However, My wrists ache just LOOKING at a low wrist riser like that… my misfortune, but it’s reality. I can shoot maybe 3 decent shots out of one like that and them I’m toast!

      Thanks, Doc. Do you still have that Lost Creek? If so, I’d be happy to take it off your hands! 😀

      Berniebac wrote: Now that is a pretty bow. I love walnut and used it often when I was making bows. Thanks for posting the photos.

      I love walnut as well. I’ve wanted a bow with a walnut riser for some time. The elm limbs make for a nice contrast.

    • Col MikeCol Mike
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      Bruce–darn nice bow. But I think posting pictures of it just prior to the gifting season is sicko. I mean now I want one!

      Web mother– This is one that you should delete! Darn us old guys will now wake up to an Xmas with no new bow under the tree.:shock:

      Bruce –I will hoist a cold frosty to your new bow tonight.:lol:

      Semper Fi

      Mike

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      [quote=colmike]Bruce–darn nice bow. But I think posting pictures of it just prior to the gifting season is sicko. I mean now I want one!

      That’s true, Mike. I wonder how many kids will go without new boots this Christmas because we got the urge for a new bow for ourselves, too! Dang.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      I guess I better pack my bags – sounds like I’m going on a guilt trip! Haha…

    • David Petersen
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      Bruce, and we own HOW many bows now?

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    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      David Petersen wrote: Bruce, and we own HOW many bows now?

      Haha – a mere and reasonable 1/2 dozen at the moment. I’ve sold some to make room for others. There are worse addictions…but this just might the “The One!”

    • Troy Warner
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      Smithhammer wrote: [quote=David Petersen]Bruce, and we own HOW many bows now?

      Haha – a mere and reasonable 1/2 dozen at the moment. I’ve sold some to make room for others. There are worse addictions…but this just might the “The One!”

      Isn’t each and every new one just possibly “THE ONE”?:D

    • horserod
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      Aaaah, Yes,….”The One” syndrome!! I have a bad case of it myself!!! Horserod 😀

    • mhay
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      Da’gum FINE lookin’ bow , SH. What is your draw length ? Reason for asking is for possible future references . I have a 30.75” draw and wonder if the Kanati would be too short for me.

      Congrats on your ONE new bow :D.

    • coastalbendbows
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      Jason build a really nice bow. Congrats

    • StixStix
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      Sure is a pretty bow!

    • David Fudala
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      That is a real beauty SH! I tip my hat to Jason and all you custom bowyers out there! It is truly a gift what you are able to do!

    • Troy Breeding
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      Nice!!!

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Thanks everyone. The more I shoot it I’m really loving it. Stable and quick.

      mhay wrote: Da’gum FINE lookin’ bow , SH. What is your draw length ? Reason for asking is for possible future references . I have a 30.75” draw and wonder if the Kanati would be too short for me.

      Congrats on your ONE new bow :D.

      I draw 27.5″. He offers this bow in a 60″ as well, which might be better for your draw length. I would just contact him and ask – Jason is super helpful.

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