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old time sling shot

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Such a charming gift for everyone young at heart. Buy it at Hickoree’s.

This classic sling shot is hand made from branches of the Buckthorn bush, a European hedge plant commonly found in suburban neighborhoods in Minnesota, and now considered an invasive species. Buckthorn’s hard “Y” branches are perfect for sling shots, and harvesting Buckthorn wood helps with efforts to control the species.

Natural latex tubing and a leather projectile pouch are attached to the sling shot using sinew. A light coat of hand rubbed mineral oil brings out the natural beauty of the wood.

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Written by bjornyeo

July 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Posted in product, shopping

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