John Cryderman (from Chatham, Canada) is well known for making high quality strip laminated and Birch plywood boomerangs. Many of these are John's original designs. However, he occasionally makes replicas of boomerangs made by other famous boom makers, such as the strip laminated hooks and omegas made by Al Gerhards of Downington, Pennsylvania. John usually makes his strip laminated boomerangs out of native Canadian hardwoods, but he will often use exotic woods, such as Mahogany and Ebony. Some of the plywood and strip laminated boomerangs are decorated with inlaid plugs of exotic woods arranged in pseudo-floral patterns. The vast majority of John's boomerangs are large in size and they require a strong thrower in order for the boomerang to make a full return.
This Large and beautiful throw stick or hunting boomerang was made out of beautiful Purple Heart and Vermillion, two tropical hardwoods from Africa. There is also a single strip of Maple as a central ply. This throwstick has good airfoiling and it flies straight and true, but it does need a hard throw because of its size. It should be strong enough for target throwing in grass. It is in excellent condition with only a small amount of dirt on the tips from throwing by myself. It is not signed or dated, but I purchased this hunting boomerang directly from John Cryderman in 1994.