This is my only acquisition of the year, a Mongol bow.
It’s laminated with horn glued on one side and sinew on the other
I haven’t strung it up yet because it makes scary creaking noises when I start bending it backwards. Worried it’s gonna snap and take my head off!
I needed something fancy to bring to Mongolian/Tibetan new year, which began yesterday I think. I used to use a nice bone handled Buck 119, but one of my inlaws took a liking to it so I sold it. I wanted something hand made and a little fancy as a replacement so this guy fit the bill
So awesome to have the back story and family connection, and a very handsome knife to boot! Definitely a family heirloom.
Scandi edged knives sharpen up super easy but it also doesn't take much to chip them. I probably use my Puuko around the house more than any other knife.