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Online Eric Krewson

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Giant Canebreak Rattlesnake Skin -2
« on: May 14, 2020, 10:06:51 AM »
I pulled up to my house a couple of years ago and there was a bag with two huge canebrake rattlesnake skins in it. They had been collected by no telling who and had been around awhile. Both were salted or boraxed, I didn't taste it to see which. They looked old but I decided to soak one and see what I had, the first thing I found was they hadn't been fleshed. I tacked one to a board and proceeded to flesh it with a tablespoon, there was a lot of flesh on the skin. After fleshing I left it on the board and let it dry, it looked really good.

I was teaching my nephew how to make bows so suggested we back his new hickory bow with the skin I had just prepared. We split the skin down the middle and used the side patterns on each limb, it came out great!

The skin I am putting up on the auction is a twin to the one I used on my nephew's bow, it is 58" long, 7" wide at the widest point counting the belly scales, 5" wide without them. It has been salted or boraxed, this can be rinsed off under warm running water in about 15 minutes. Like mentioned previously the skin hasn't been fleshed, this will need to be done before it is glued to a bow. Before being fleshed and dried the skin looks old but having used one on bow I found it works just fine and is quite striking(no pun intended)on a bow. The skin is thick, almost like rawhide.

The first picture is of my nephew and his newly snaked bow.

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« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 10:53:20 AM by Eric Krewson »

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Re: Giant Canebreak Rattlesnake Skin -2
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 06:54:03 PM »
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Re: Giant Canebreak Rattlesnake Skin -2
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 01:19:15 PM »
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The broadhead used, regardless of how sharp, is nowhere as important as being able to place it in the correct spot.

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Re: Giant Canebreak Rattlesnake Skin -2
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 08:07:42 PM »
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Online Eric Krewson

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Re: Giant Canebreak Rattlesnake Skin -2
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 09:13:18 AM »
I have taken a bad fall and really messed myself up, I don't know how this will play out, I can't see my orthopedic surgeon until tomorrow at the earliest, if then. I have everything packaged ready for addresses and to be shipped. I have a friend who will help me ship stuff if I can't, hopefully I can get things out on time, if not I will let you all know before the auction closes out.

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Re: Giant Canebreak Rattlesnake Skin -2
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 02:04:12 PM »
Hate to hear that, Eric. Here's hoping and praying the ortho docs and PT's can get you up and on the trail in plenty of time for early bow season. Thanks for your generosity in all those donations.
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Re: Giant Canebreak Rattlesnake Skin -2
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2020, 09:10:07 PM »
This one is paid for and cleared to ship.  Thanks to both the seller and buyer for your generosity to the kids.  :bigsmyl:
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