U Finish Penobscot

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**U Finish Penobscot **

The Penobscot Indian bow named after the ingenious Penobscot Indians of the eastern woodlands. This Marvelous bow was one of the most versatile bows ever made and may have very well been one of the first compound designs ever built. The bow is stable and can be adjusted to a higher draw weight by tightening the back strings. The back bow and strings help reduce string follow adding speed. This bow also sports lower hand shock as well as accuracy. This bow featured a Elliptical main bow which also adds to speed.

This is an excellent bow with a super sweet draw!

To adjust the draw weight simply put the bow on a bench with each tip set on a 1" thick block of wood. Now clamp the handle down to the bench bending the limbs slightly backward. This will relieve the string pressure. Take the old string off and twist it 2 -3 turns tighter. Unclamp bow and replace 1" block with a 2" block, Reclamp handle down and replace the string. The draw weight will increase. Use up to a 4" inch block. The tighter the back strings the higher the draw weight of the entire bow. Piece of cake!!

What is a U Finish Bow?

  • U Finish Bows are fully tillered but ar rough sanded.
  • U Finish Bows still require the following steps: final sanding, stain (if desired), and sealed
  • U Finish Bows carry no warraty once work has begun on the bow INCLUDED Bow String


  • Bow
  • String


  • Length -Approx 72" tip to tip
  • Bow Wood - Hickory
  • Backing - none
  • Bow Type - Combination
  • Stain - None
  • Handle Wrap - None


  • If you pull the string with your RIGHT hand you need a RIGHT hand arrow rest
  • If you pull the string with your LEFT hand you need a LEFT hand arrow rest
  • Uni-Grip means you can shoot off either side of the bow off your hand


  • Take your height in inches and divide by 2.5 and round down to the next draw length
  • Example: 6' Tall = 72"/2.5 = 28.8" Draw Length or 28.5"


  • All our draw weights are at 28"
  • Use the chart below to pick the right draw weight for you
  • Example:
    • Your draw weight is 45@27 - Then you want a 45-50@28
    • Your Draw weight is 55@29 - Then you want a 50-55@28



Warranty Information

All finished bows have a 6 month warranty against manufacturers defects ONLY. Bow Building supplies have no warranty.

1 Review

  • 5
    U Finish Penobscot review

    Posted by JH on 16th Jul 2019

    Very pleased. The bow came in at the weight I requested. The shipping was timely, packaged well. I asked to change my order after initiating, and that was handled without issue. Fit and finish is excellent. Very little work will be required to complete this bow. Advantage I see to U finish is that I can alter the handle to my specs, and also perhaps shape the limb tips, and color and decorate the way I want. The downside to U finish is that there is no warranty. Initially, I was dubious of the low price for this product, but now that I have the bow in hand, I would recommend it without hesitation. Remember that hickory bows will not be speed demons, and you will never achieve the performance of osage or yew, but they are functional and will get the job done. Additionally, I'd like to comment on the design. With out the secondary bow attached, this bow achieves 35lb of draw weight. With the little bow attached, it goes up to 53 lbs. Pretty cool. Overall, for anyone considering bows from this company, I would say that you will get much more value for your dollar. For anyone wanting to experiment with the Penobscot design, this is a great option. It is a little bit overbuilt, and I'm certain a clever bowyer could make a much faster, more compact version out of osage, but to have a nice first working model on which to build your own, this cannot be beaten. If you are not a bowyer, this is still an excellent option, as all the primary work has been completed, tillering spot on, and only minor sanding and shaping (which is optional) is required. With the correct arrows, this bow would certainly take deer sized animals.