Osage Stave

Osage Stave

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These are top quality staves split from large trees with the ends sealed and the bark has been left on.  If you let us know if you're looking for, we will select the type of stave that will work best for your special bow building project as far as length and character goes. Average lengths are 58”to 70". 

  • Some of these staves will have the bark and sapwood removed. 
  • Some of the stave can have slight twists - this is natural and can be worked into the final bow.
  • When you order a bow staveyou can rest assured that you will receive a very nice workable stave - we will not send one out that we would not use ourselves.

We offer only quality air dried bow staves. 

  • Each one is cut, split,
  • each end is sealed
  • each stave is treated bugs

We do our best to keep fully dried staves in stock, but sometimes the demand for staves exceeds the supply. For that reason, there may be times that you will need to complete the drying process once you receive the stave. If you phone in your order we can tell you what we have in completely dried staves. If you order online we may ship you a stave that is nearly ready but not quite - but we will make a note on your order letting you know how much more drying time we expect you should give your stave before working on it.

Wood is a natural product with its own personality.  Staves always have character and yours may have a challenge or two like a twist or some knots you might have to deal with. This is normal.  Most primitive bowyers strive to let the wood be the bow it wants to be and if you work with the wood instead of against it, you'll learn a lot more and enjoy a deeper connection with your bow. 

Take your time, get to know your stave as you're working it.  Embrace its twists, dips, and character.  When you finally get to the point of shooting it, you'll not just have a bow, but a trustworthy hunting partner. It is this character that makes a selfbow truly a one of a kind work of art. 

Caution!! Building bows from natural materials can be dangerous. It is always recommended that you have some degree of training and knowledge before attempting to build bows with natural materials. Always proceed with caution and utilize proper safety measures, like wearing eye protection at all times, while building and shooting your bow.  When you purchase any of our products - you accept full responsibility and you agree to hold Pine Hollow Longbows, Inc. exempt from any lawsuit and harmless in the event that any sort of injury occurs.