LES BOIS D’ARC
Juste par curiosité : ce bois est mal identifié.
“The wood Thompson referred to as snakewood is Piratinera guianensis. It is a tropical wood that was used frequently for bows during the late 1800’s by English bowyers.
The Thompsons weren’t bowyers, only dabbling with that aspect of archery during their childhood and immediately after the Civil War. The snakewood bows mentioned were all imported.
The wood Howard Hill used and referred to as “snakewood” or “Florida Snakewood” is, I believe, the genus Swietenia, one of the American mahoganys, Howard Hill’s source being an extremely isolated population in Florida. Bruce Hamlin and Murray Gaskins have researched it and one or both have a pretty good knowledge of the wood in question.”
Les avis divergent :
Ryan Gill a fabriqué récemment des arcs en “Florida Snakewood” mais je n’ai pas trouvé le nom scientifique de cet arbre …