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The 18" inch Buffalo calf and Ash frame, is the second largest hand drum I make. It has a powerful voice with a lot of resonance. This medium size is well suited to those who want the combination of a warm and deep drum, and a smaller size that is easier to move around with. in nature.


Buffalo calf have medium to thick skin and are resistant to weather changes. In other words, it holds the tension well in different climates. Buffalo calves have a deep voice with a lot of resonance.

Read more about how the drums follow the weather HERE.


I usually tie the buffalo calf drum with thread instead of leather laces. This provides a handle which is very durable, and that maintains its tension regardless of the weather or temperature.

If you want the drum to be tied with a leather lace from Buffalo calf, you can add it to the order.

Hear example HERE


Because it has an integrated tuning system, you can tune the drum to be brighter or deeper as desired. This makes the drum unique and very well suited to the Nordic climate because it solves the usual challenges skin drums face: humidity and temperature.

The handle is easy to hold and is shaped like a cross, which symbolizes the four directions, also part of the indigenous medicine wheel.


Leather handle:

Beautiful and nut-brown laces of Deer leather are bound around the four directions of the handle. Firstly, this gives a very beautiful handle that is soft and comfortable to hold, especially if you play for longer periods of time. In addition, it also provides an aesthetically pleasing center for the drum's four directions.


Drum stick:

These beautiful and natural drumsticks are light, easy to hold and are well balanced for easy hitting on the drum. They come in many different shapes and colors.

Just the way nature wants it.


Decoration kit:

Honor your drum by decorating it with beautiful feathers, beads and leather laces. In the package you get 10 beads in different sizes, 4 small and 4 large feathers, and 2 meters of leather cord (blue, brown, white or green depending on stock).


Design, shape and colors may vary from the images.


The animals from which the leather comes have been slaughtered for food, not for their fur.

Buffalo calf 18" Medicine drum



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