I drove up to STEVE JEWETT‘s place this morning get a grip custom shaped to my bow hand...
I’m not entertaining any expectations of the Scythian exhibiting stellar performance numbers (especially as compared to some of the SR type bows out there) where the focus was placed on shoot-ability and resulted in an extremely quiet shooting model of bow...I joked with Steve that as compared to his Longcurve and now his new static SR ”Xiphos” model my Scythian is slow but considering the string doesn’t contact the limb?...with wood arrows it qualifies as a longbow in certain circles where there?... it’s a speed demon.Awesome waiting to see chronograph results, I myself love the asiatic/horsebow style bows.
In my experience, the less mass at the limbs - and especially at the tips (syahs), the less handshock. I have a Hungarian and a Mongolian bow making me feel that every time I shoot them.The overall configuration of the classic Scythian bow is designed to be almost recoilless . . . on purpose . . .
The riser is solid black G10 and sports a Tiger Myrtle grip cap and will have CF Scales on the belly side above and below the grip which will cover the lead weight loading of the G10 riser.Like the looks,is that a micarta riser?
Oh…the hot ticket out of the Bushmen camp isn’t the Scythian or even the Longcurve SR..it’s this little gem I played a role in naming called the bushman “XIPHOS”…and it smokes an arrow…think of it as a cross between a static tip and SR.there's a lot of stuff out there on that there inter-web thingie. Dick Tracy had a lot more jawline than I do. I might be more of a Inspector Clouseau type, or Columbo.
I look forward to this new episode you & Steve Jewett are assembling.