Osage Walking Sticks
Des Moines River
THESE PLATES ARE FROM THE BOOK "A GLOSSARY OF
THE CONSTRUCTION,DECORATION AND USE OF ARMS
AND ARMOR WRITTEN BY STONE.
THIS OSAGE ORANGE LOG WEIGHS ABOUT 400
POUNDS.GETTING A HERNIA LOADING IT AND UNLOADING IT IS
A FIRM POSSIBILITY;NOT TO SAY THE SMASHED
TOES.REMEMBER JAMES HAND SPLITS ALL THESE OSAGE
LOGS AND ONE LIKE THIS CAN TAKE A DAY TO SPLIT IT AND
MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT UP TO THE CHALLENGE.IT IS HARD
WORK.THEN YOU MUST REMOVE THE BARK WITH A DRAW
KNIFE.

THERE ARE NO POWER TOOLS USED AFTER THE TREE IS
FELLED AND THE ENDS ARE CUT! YOU CANNOT GET GOOD
STAVES WITH BAND SAWS AND LOG SPLITTERS.THIS IS
PRIMITIVE ACHERY AND THE FIRST THING WE WANT TO DO IS
CHEAT THE SYSTEM.WELL WE DO NOT CHEAT THE SYSTEM.WE
WANT OUR CUSTOMERS TO HAVE THE BEST OSAGE WE CAN
PROVIDE AND WE BELIEVE THIS IS THE WAY TO DO IT.

WE WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR REPEAT CUSTOMERS AND
NEW CUSTOMERS WE AQUIRED IN 2002 AND HOPE TO SERVE
THE PRIMITIVE ARCHER'S NEEDS IN 2003.03-08-2009 AND STILL
HERE.

THANK YOU.
OSAGE ORANGE STAVE
THE STAVE BELOW WAS ABOUT 12 INCHES IN
DIAMETER AND THE BARK TWISTED AT 45 DEGREE
ANGLES RIGHT AND LEFT.AT 10 FEET LONG IT DEFIED
THE WEDGES AND WE HAD AS MANY AS 10 IN IT AT ONE
TIME;SPACED ALMOST TOGETHER.THIS LOG DID NOT
WANT TO GIVE UP TO THE SPLIT.MOST CHARACTER
BOWS COME FROM STAVES PROCURED FROM THIS TYPE
OF OSAGE LOG.THERE WERE OVER 4 HOURS DEVOTED
TO GETTING JUST THE TWO STAVES YOU SEE
PICTURED.
THESE DOGS WANTED SOME RECOGNITION;SO HERE THEY
ARE.MAX ON THE LEFT IS MARIA'S DOG,MY WIFE AND I CLAIM
BRANDY,JAMES' HAS BOB (BRANDY'S PUP,MAX'S SON) AND
JACK.ALL ARE LESS SMART THAN BRANDY.SHE IS THE
SMARTEST.ALL ARE PART OWNERS OF THE HOUSE AND ACT
THE PART.NO KENNEL TIME FOR THEM;THEY LIKE HEAT AND
AIR CONDITIONING.SHOULD MAKE THEM PAY RENT BUT JACK
IS A PRIME HUNTER AND HAS TAKEN TO BOB AND IS
TEACHING HIM TO BE AS GOOD,MAYBE YOU GET ONE GOOD
BIRDDOG IN A LIFETIME AND WE HAVE FOUR.
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