When you have an older Bear bow it is not always simple to age it.By looking over its characteristics and markings, however, Bear bow owners are often able to determine the approximate date or time period their bow was manufactured in.Although different in size & recorded information, both types of specification decals are yellow with a brown boarder.Below - The earliest known specification decal on a 1949 Grizzly designates the LBS (draw weight) and NO. 104, in the johnnyrazorhead collection as shown in the image below Below - The second, and not as rare, early 1949 Grizzly specification decal designates the bows PULL (draw weight), LENGTH, and NO. This smaller 1/2 x 3/4 rectangular water transfer, specification decal was first used on the pre-Grizzly Bear bows, in 1948, known to collectors as Transition Bows, and then was later used on perhaps 2,000 or more of the 1949 Grizzly bows as shown below.
I think that the 58″ is basically the sweet spot when it comes to providing the perfect balance between hunting and target shooting – at least where a recurve is concerned.
Matched gray and brown hardwood laminates give the Super Kodiak one terribly sweet look. Other webstes show it as available and when I called they told me the manufacturer only had 65lb.
Founder and legendary sportsman Fred Bear used this recurve to take tigers, lions, Cape buffalo and polar bears. Right hand available in: 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65-lb.
Since we were already somewhat familiar with how well bows have sold from selling them for a client we naturally gravitated to it.
It looked to be in excellent condition and came with a quiver and 3 different sets of arrows.
There are reasons why it costs so much though, and I’m going to go through them in this review. The bow has one of the finest custom-crafted limbs and riser ever made, and northern hardwood is what they are made from.