as the title describes, this is an osage orange recurve bow. it has detailed leatherwork on the handle, and an arrow pass fashioned from antique piano ivory. the draw weight is about 39 pounds at 29 inches, and shoots fast for its draw weight. the recurves have leather string bridges on them, which makes them quiet and helps to increase early draw weight. this is a static recurve, so the tips dont bent. this bow is a joy to shoot, and a fantastic buy.