" The Kraken (/ˈkreɪkən/ or /ˈkrɑːkən/) is a legendary sea monster of large proportions."
The new Kraken longbow is my flagship model. The size and weight of the Kraken is what sets it apart from all other longbows. Depending on the wood used, the Kraken weighs in from 1300 to about 1500 grams.
I used the fantastic limb design of the Odyssey III and designed a new riser. The new Dark Timber material I got is everything I could have asked for. It is very heavy, very strong and very stiff, and the black colour really works well with the exotic wood I use.
The Dark Timber is used in the front section of the riser and has thin scales of wood to cover it. This means that the fade-outs is essentially from Dark Timber. This aids in the stiffness of the riser and of course there will not be any wood fatigue at the fade-outs after tens-of -thousands of shots.
I also use it in the curve, sometimes with wood scales and sometimes without.This puts some extra weight in the bottom half of the riser, aiding in the great shot reaction of the Kraken.
Here are some key features:
- IFAA, World Archery and IBO legal
- Heavy riser for stability
-Strong and stiff riser
- Deflex-reflex limbs made from carbon, action bamboo and glass for a smooth draw and good performance
- D-shaped strung profile
- Deflex riser
- Comfortable grip ensures correct hand placement
- Grip is custom made for your hand size
- Limbs are FastFlite proof
- Stunning looks
The Kraken come in lengths of 66 to 70 inches, depending on the required draw length.
The recommended brace height is 7 1/2" to 8 1/2"
Draw weights from 25 to 55 pounds.
Price for a one piece bows from € 1 050
Price for a take down bow from € 1 250
In this photo the size of the Kraken riser is clearly visible. This bow was made from maccasar ebony with a solid Dark Timber curve. The front section of the riser is also made from Dark Timber and has ebony scales over it to keep the nice wood grain in the bow design.
This Kraken is made from osage orange and has cocobolo over the Dark Timber curve.
The Dark Timber is clearly visible here. The front section of this riser has the yellow osage orange scales covering it, and you can see the Dark Timber in the sight window. The same goes for the curve with the cocobolo scales.
Maccasar ebony with caramel bamboo was used for this bow.
Here I used maccasar ebony and santos palisander, with red padauk accent lines.
Here are tow photos showing the Kraken limbs at brace. This bow is 67" long and the brace height is 8".
The D shape of the bow is very obvious.