Premium Hickory Staves
These are the finest hickory staves you can get anywhere, cut from large trees and split with the ends sealed. Take the bark off and make a bow without having to follow a growth ring like in other bow woods. Hickory is fairly easy to work and when kept at a low moisture content can produce bows of excellent cast. This is a good choice for the first time bow project. Average Lengths are 58" - 70"
About Bow Staves from Pine Hollow Longbows:We offer only quality air dried bow staves. Each one is cut, split, the ends are sealed and then we treat them for bugs. When you order a bow stave from Pine Hollow Longbows, you can rest assured that you will receive a very nice workable stave - we will not send one out that we would not use ourselves.
Note: We sell only top notch quality staves. 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. Welcome to the most satisfying form of bowbuilding there is. We're glad you've decided to join the ranks of primitive bowyers world wide.
You can order staves below... Please call us if you have any special requests or would like to describe the type of bow you plan to build.
Note: We have never and we never will ship a stave that we don't think will make a bow. We guarantee every stave we ship. If you find something wrong and a stave fails because of a flaw, we will replace it. BUT in all fairness - We will not guarantee a stave if you break it because of a design or workmanship flaw.