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About Deviant Artist Nicholas TomihamaMale/United States Group :iconthebowyercamp: TheBowyerCamp
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Deviant for 12 Years
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Hunger Games Arena Bow by Tigermano Hunger Games Arena Bow :icontigermano:Tigermano 5 3 Longshot All Broken Up by Tigermano Longshot All Broken Up :icontigermano:Tigermano 1 2 Longshot by Tigermano Longshot :icontigermano:Tigermano 3 6 Flashes Cover by Tigermano Flashes Cover :icontigermano:Tigermano 0 0 Origins Cover by Tigermano Origins Cover :icontigermano:Tigermano 0 0 Adventures in Paracord in Color by Tigermano Adventures in Paracord in Color :icontigermano:Tigermano 1 3 Early Red Oak Short Bow by Tigermano Early Red Oak Short Bow :icontigermano:Tigermano 2 7 Horned Viper by Tigermano Horned Viper :icontigermano:Tigermano 5 11 Thumb Ring by Tigermano Thumb Ring :icontigermano:Tigermano 12 3 Primitive Hunter by Tigermano Primitive Hunter :icontigermano:Tigermano 27 8 Banded Krait at Brace by Tigermano Banded Krait at Brace :icontigermano:Tigermano 0 4 Banded Krait by Tigermano Banded Krait :icontigermano:Tigermano 2 4 Indigo Serpent Composite Bow by Tigermano Indigo Serpent Composite Bow :icontigermano:Tigermano 5 9 Splitting Hairs by Tigermano Splitting Hairs :icontigermano:Tigermano 4 6 Backyard Bowyer Flat Bow by Tigermano Backyard Bowyer Flat Bow :icontigermano:Tigermano 7 2 Red Oak Static Recurve by Tigermano Red Oak Static Recurve :icontigermano:Tigermano 4 9

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Purpleheart Training Knife by KagemushaNZ Purpleheart Training Knife :iconkagemushanz:KagemushaNZ 4 4 Pine Cannibal by tflounder Pine Cannibal :icontflounder:tflounder 100 24 Ku by tflounder Ku :icontflounder:tflounder 18 7 Scorpion Knife Replica Final by piratecaptain Scorpion Knife Replica Final :iconpiratecaptain:piratecaptain 38 44 Overall view, celtic blade by OenghusLok47 Overall view, celtic blade :iconoenghuslok47:OenghusLok47 13 26 First Knife, Summer 1991. by OenghusLok47 First Knife, Summer 1991. :iconoenghuslok47:OenghusLok47 1 3 The Flame Kris by chioky The Flame Kris :iconchioky:chioky 58 121 First Sword by OenghusLok47 First Sword :iconoenghuslok47:OenghusLok47 15 13 Leather greaves by Tulloran Leather greaves :icontulloran:Tulloran 5 3 Bear by diadoBlago Bear :icondiadoblago:diadoBlago 31 8 Bowie by sstheblacksmith Bowie :iconsstheblacksmith:sstheblacksmith 14 16 Lernaean Hydra by Ugrik Lernaean Hydra :iconugrik:Ugrik 430 99 Gilded Hollow by rougeux Gilded Hollow :iconrougeux:rougeux 498 137 Ladies Dagger WIP 2.0 by Jarathorn Ladies Dagger WIP 2.0 :iconjarathorn:Jarathorn 2 39 tanto naginata style by diadoBlago tanto naginata style :icondiadoblago:diadoBlago 13 2 gentleman folder by KajiyaEol gentleman folder :iconkajiyaeol:KajiyaEol 1 3


Hey everybody! Let's see, here's a quick update. In my last journal I said I'm cutting hours at Sam's Club. Well, I quit, so permanent hour-cutting right there. My fifth book is out and available at,… and should be available at other fine booksellers soon.

I just got done with the local Gun and Knife show today, selling bows and my books. Did pretty well with the book, did some book signing, got a bunch of great contacts. Didn't sell a single bow, but that's fine by me. I also left the booth today for a few hours to help run a little archery booth at the Children and Youth Day Festival down at the state capitol, it was awesome! I also got some of the DLNR people from the Hunter's Education program interested in making PVC youth bows. All in all, it was a great weekend!
  • Listening to: King Without a Crown
  • Reading: The manuscript for my next book
  • Watching: My son kick in his sleep
  • Eating: Baked Custard courtesy of my wife
  • Drinking: Orange Juice


Nicholas Tomihama
United States
Current Residence: Honolulu represent!
deviantWEAR sizing preference: A Happy Medium
Favourite genre of music: Country
Operating System: Windows 7
Shell of choice: Triton
Personal Quote: You're a Warrior Fighting for Your Soul



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TegwynDeForest Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey! :-D you have a DA account!  I just got your book and am attempting to make a bow for my hubby for Christmas! :-) Thanks for being so awesome and sharing all your knowledge .  
TheSkilledCraftsman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
The backyard bowyer has a Deviant Art. Definitely subscribing. 
malc-carr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Hi there, just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying your work, been watching your tutorials on youtube, then found out you here on da too' really want to try some of your bow ideas but can't seem to find the right kind of tube here in the UK and that from someone who works for B&Q (similar to Home Depot) ah well keep searching
Malant10 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And as always, thanks a lot for the favs and especially the watch! :D

RecklessEnthusiasm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Hey there. I am working on a cover image for a PDF that I'm putting together, and I would love to use one of your katana images for part of the logo! If you're interested, let me know!
Tigermano Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Hey, nice work on the maps! Which katana image were you thinking about? You can use whatever you like, but some sort of linkback or at least a little recognition would be nice. You do good work, do you do maps for novels? My novels still have a ways to go, but I'm just putting out the feelers.
RecklessEnthusiasm Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thanks! I was looking at the 'Katana, Oda Nobunaga' image particularly. I am not sure whether I'll use it sheathed or unsheathed yet, but I would likely incorporate it into the logo for one of my product lines on RPGNow. If I end up using it, I will definitely find some space on the readme page for image attribution. my e-mail address is posted on my profile, if you want to send me your real name. I can send you an example of what I'd use it for too.

I've done maps for novels before, though normally my work ends up in RPG products. I definitely do commissions, so feel free to keep me in mind when the time comes! Also, some of the best cartographers on the web can be found at The Cartographer's Guild: [link]
Tigermano Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Sure, go right ahead. As for the novel map, if you're gonna put something of mine in something you do, I gotta put something of your in something I do. Balance, you know? My real name is all over this page (I'm an author, so no point in hiding it anyway, and an example of what you'd use it for would be cool.

And if you do what I think you do, let me know if you need any pictures of historic/fantasy bows. I'm always up to making things for fun when I have the time. I could always use suggestion for making bows, as some of the most fun to make are the ones that make the least sense.
MisterGone42 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the kind words, sorry it took me so long to respond but I got attacked by the plague the same week as I start my new 5am work shift so I've been a bit out of sorts. I actually just sold the Donn bow, my first sale off Etsy and the girl who bought it is actually using it as her main archery bow, which is especially fun because I was just making them as sculptural pieces, so far it seems to be working out just fine and its backed with silk so I'm hoping it should have a long life. I'm planning out a recurve bow as my next project, hopefully I'll have it done in a few weeks, I'd love any advice you have with recurve construction since it will be my first attempt.
demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love that Persian thumb-ring. how does it compare to a Japanese-style reinforced-leather thumb+2-finger glove?
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