Fur arrow quver

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Fur arrow quver

Jonboy88
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Joined: 27 Jul 2017, 00:31

27 Jul 2017, 00:41 #1

Ok I have heard of them being made from coon fox otters and coyotes. From what I understand they need to be cased skinned but I don't really know anything after that if anyone has some input I would really appreciate it.
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river rat
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02 Aug 2017, 02:16 #2

from case skinned small animals its easier to make a fur on quiver, but from bigger ones its easier to stretch on a frame and cut out what you need then sew it up. stuff like deer hair on quivers is one example.i made a case skinned quiver from a mink once. it was a big mink and my 24 inch arrows stuck out a tad . some folks like the head as a flap at the top of the quiver, me i like the tail at the top. head at the bottom using the back legs as a place to attach a strap as for a side quiver. some people preffer the hair outside. looks nice like that. some like it to the inside because it takes away noise from the arrows rattling around. me i like hair outside. i put a little bundle inside at the bottom of the quiver and sew on a wrap of fur to the opening on the inside to do the same thing . its all however you wish to do it. theres historical examples of every which way.if you choose a case skinned animal hide. turn it inside out, make sure you scrape off all fat and meat, wash it in a tub of water a few times. when its like fresh skinned, start pulling, twisting and generaly stretching over your knee till its almost dry. then ad brains, eggs, what have you, kneed it into the skin real good. not the fur. then stretch some more untill its dry and soft and flexible.then smoke it inside out. then let some smoke on the fur side after you turn it right side out. there ya go. ad a strap a few strategic stiches later and wala you have a quiver.
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Jonboy88
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03 Aug 2017, 02:13 #3

Cool I thought you would have to make a tub for the inside because the fur would be to soft by itself. Just a few questions when you make the wrap what do you make it from and what kind of skin do you use. Also how do you fix the strap do you make them for a hip or back quiver
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river rat
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04 Aug 2017, 23:34 #4

sorry i was talking about washing it in a tub, or bucket.for a soft quiver. if you want it stiff just remove fat and meat, wash it. to get blood out. but dont soak it for a long time. the hair might slip. while damp smoke the skin side so it cures. then flip hair side out and stuff loosely with paper or dry leaves so it retains a shape you desire and place on pole above hot coals. so it dries fast. but dont let it cook or singe.this way works for a stiff quiver. but be advised that if you dont smoke the skin side enough its subject to rot if it gets wet and stays that way a long time.so if it gets rained on out hunting, make sure you stuff it with leaves or paper again and quickly dry it again.the smoke in this case is to cure the hide enough not to rot quickly.
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Jonboy88
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05 Aug 2017, 23:54 #5

Ok cool thanks
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Tyrannocaster
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07 Aug 2017, 12:19 #6

Billy Berger has a two part series on an easy quiver. Here's the first one:



You can get cased skins (raw or tanned) from Moscow Hide and Fur. Nutrias are the perfect size.
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Jonboy88
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08 Aug 2017, 03:51 #7

Cool I have to watch it later
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river rat
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08 Aug 2017, 12:21 #8

Billy gives a great explination on how to do a dry quiver. however, i believe if that quiver was used outdoors as like you would if you lived outdoors, that humidity and rain would quickly allow it to decompose. smoking it as it dries is the answer to combat that. think of this for a moment. if you dry out meat you make something simular to jerkey.however to keep it for any long periods of time it has to be kept dry and should be refrigerated. however, if you dry meat over a smokey fire, it keeps a very very long time. without refrigeration. that smoke is a cure in this instance.it combats mold, bacteria, ect.  and smoke is carbon, so it helps for a little while anyhow to keep dampness from penitrating the skin. just my thoughts on this. 
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