Skip to content


What kind of wood is this??

A Place to Post Your Collectable Bows, Archery and Hunting Equipment

What kind of wood is this??

Postby KODIAK » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:17 pm

Here's a '64 Kodiak on Ebay. The wood is supposed to be bubinga but this looks to be something else? Maybe it's just an exceptional piece of bubinga?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bear-Kodiak-60-inch-45-MINT_W0QQitemZ190344863020QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2c51701d2c
Attachments
!BdlBDJQ!Wk~$(KGrHqUH-CsEreuh7QmdBK5g7pFueg~~_12.jpg
!BdlBDJQ!Wk~$(KGrHqUH-CsEreuh7QmdBK5g7pFueg~~_12.jpg (23.37 KiB) Viewed 2506 times
User avatar
KODIAK
 
Posts: 1400
Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 5:12 pm
Location: Minnesoootaah USA


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:34 pm

Looks like Kingwood..... http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/kingwood.htm
or likely Zebrawood.

BK
Hooked on Phonics......Helping kids read gooder since 1970.


http://www.NorthlandGameCalls.com
User avatar
BK in TEXAS
 
Posts: 4929
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:43 am
Location: Northwestern Wisconsin


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby KODIAK » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:18 pm

Thanks BK, that Kingwood is some nice stuff. The guy selling it says it's zebra but I don't think so, that's got more of a yellowish hue.

If it is bubinga, which to my knowledge is what every '64 is made from, it's the nicest looking chunk I've ever seen.
User avatar
KODIAK
 
Posts: 1400
Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 5:12 pm
Location: Minnesoootaah USA


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:13 pm

OK...so you got me interested in this...been re-reading some stuff....

stickbow.com wrote:Fred redesigned the Kodiak entirely for 1963 and took a Bengal Tiger in India with this model bow. A massive riser of "Tropical bubinga" in the I-beam construction and a strange "dogleg" profile distinguishes this year. The riser is longer than any Kodiak to this point and the distinctive brass or gold color coin made its first appearance. "Bark Gray" glass continued to be used. To my eyes these bows don't have attractive lines but some have the most awesome burl bubinga I have ever seen. A design flaw caused quite a few of these to break but bows are individuals and I have a 60# dogleg that was being shot when I acquired it. I don't like the idea of wood and fiberglass hitting me in the face at alarming rates of speed, so I don't shoot it. This design was discontinued after one year of production.


Not that I'd call the photo burl, but do you think it's possible Bear had a little of this fancy Bubinga leftover from the '63 Kodiak and used them in the '64?

Just a thought.

BK
Hooked on Phonics......Helping kids read gooder since 1970.


http://www.NorthlandGameCalls.com
User avatar
BK in TEXAS
 
Posts: 4929
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:43 am
Location: Northwestern Wisconsin


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:37 pm

Here is a '63 Dogleg Kodiak that looks pretty darn close.:
http://cgi.ebay.com/1963-FRED-BEAR-KODIAK-MAGNUM-DOGLEG-52-42-RECURVE-BOW_W0QQitemZ180423345945QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2a0211c719
DSC02998.JPG
DSC02998.JPG (129.38 KiB) Viewed 2448 times
Hooked on Phonics......Helping kids read gooder since 1970.


http://www.NorthlandGameCalls.com
User avatar
BK in TEXAS
 
Posts: 4929
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:43 am
Location: Northwestern Wisconsin


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby KODIAK » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:42 pm

Cool! That must be it. Burl Bubinga. That is some sweet lookin stuff. 8-)

I've never seen a nicer '64 Kodiak in my life. That sucker is gonna go HIGH. :shock:

Nice '63 Kmag too, definitely the same wood.
User avatar
KODIAK
 
Posts: 1400
Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 5:12 pm
Location: Minnesoootaah USA


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby Stykshooter » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:53 pm

I don't know what kind of wood it is, don't really care.... but it sure is purty!
You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she's probably angry.
User avatar
Stykshooter
 
Posts: 3646
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:47 pm


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby cst » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:00 am

is that the same as waterfall bubinga? I made a knife with bubinga scales and it had the most incredible chatoyance or "fire" I have ever seen. Unfortuneatly, I have not been able to get this to show in a pic with my crappy camera. Sk38 has seen it though. If you tilt it back and forth you get a shifting flare from the grain. Pretty neat wood.
I have a piece of waterfall, which is still waxed and I have not had a close look at the grain but I do know it is highly figured. One day I am gonna do something with it.
Either way, that is some purty wood in those bows.
User avatar
cst
 
Posts: 2847
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:54 pm
Location: The wilds of SOMD


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby KODIAK » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:53 am

The bow ended up going cheaper than I thought it would, $338. Surprised me some.
User avatar
KODIAK
 
Posts: 1400
Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 5:12 pm
Location: Minnesoootaah USA


Re: What kind of wood is this??

Postby Jett » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:52 am

Just shows how down the market is; still, that is awful cheap for such an unique '64. My partner have been thinking about making a '64 copy. I'm going to pick up some wood next Monday after a doctor's appointment, I'll see if I can find some like that. Wish I knew what it is for sure. It does look like some of the tigerwood I've seen. Not sure I've ever seen kingwood.

I'm going send a pic to the ex's brother to see if he can identify it & try to get a pic to take to the wood shop. Whatever that wood is it really dresses up a plain jane '64.
"Plungers are for toilets." - Hank
Jett
 
Posts: 1925
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:40 am

Next

Return to Board index

Return to Collectors Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest