Cherokee inspired bows are the standard rectangle cross section D bow with diamond shaped nocks. These typically bend through the handle slightly, have no arrow shelf, and may be ordered with out without a leather grip. These come in average lengths of 60-68″ long and are made within 5 pounds of your specified weight. The lengths will vary depending on draw length and wood type. These bows are made from Osage. Why Osage? Because Osage is the best wood available for these bows and was available within the trade routes of the Cherokee. Typically if customers are given a choice between Hickory, Locust and Osage they almost always choose Osage, and for good reason. It hits harder and is the elite of the bow woods. For that reason I have discontinued the other wood versions. The string that is included is a full primitive twisted replica string made from b-50 dacron that is colored and twisted just like a sinew string. This is viewed by many to be the quintessential Native American bow. These bows do not have the inlayed makers mark, but they now also have the same 2 year warranty and Free Shipping!