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Sleeping Beauty - by Ron LaClair


Sleeping Beauty - by Ron LaClair

The bow that Tarzan is talking about, "Sleeping Beauty" is an osage self bow, 66" 60#@27" I found the stave in the attic of an old bowyer, Ira Resnick, from Illinois in 1980. He had cut it in 1930. It was a very straight grain knot free almost perfect stave. I bought it from him and gave it to Ron Hardcastle from Texas. Ron finished the bow and then gave it back to me. I named the bow Sleeping Beauty, and wrote this poem on the lower limb,.....

Fifty years as a stave I slept
my fate uncertain,
my promise unkept
For love of beauty and days of old,
A bowyer came forth with hands so bold,
he finished the task, he set me free,
to be the bow I was meant to be.


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