Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Schafer One Piece Recurve

Messages posted to thread:
Arrowflinger 01-May-18
Zagnee 01-May-18
Turkeyman 01-May-18
Arrowflinger 01-May-18
David McLendon 01-May-18
Gator1 01-May-18
Terry J 01-May-18
fdp 01-May-18
Frisky 01-May-18
Sapper1980 02-May-18
Old Shortstop 02-May-18
Arrowflinger 02-May-18
rod provost 02-May-18
Oly 02-May-18
Gator1 02-May-18
Jack Whitmrie jr 02-May-18
David McLendon 02-May-18
Oly 03-May-18
Oly 03-May-18
WRV 03-May-18
medic77 03-May-18
TrapperKayak 03-May-18
Oly 03-May-18
Arrowflinger 04-May-18
Arrowflinger 05-May-18
Oly 05-May-18
Arcus Pater 05-May-18
mitchelk 06-May-18
goldentrout_one 06-May-18
Bryce 10-Oct-18
David McLendon 10-Oct-18
Easykeeper 11-Oct-18
The Lost Mohican 11-Oct-18
limbow 11-Oct-18
Mingo 11-Oct-18
longbow1 11-Oct-18
JKM 11-Oct-18
camodave 12-Oct-18
Bryce 12-Oct-18
Bigedarcher 13-Oct-18
Easykeeper 13-Oct-18
From: Arrowflinger
Date: 01-May-18




I'm looking seriously at a Schafer one piece. How many here have one or at least shot one. I know that I need to try myself, and I intend to. Looking for opinions on this bow. Both likes and dislikes if any. Thanks. Arrowflinger.....

From: Zagnee
Date: 01-May-18




I have a three piece and it's amazing. The draw is unbelievably smooth. Very accurate. I am also thinking about a one piece. I'm sure the quality will be top notch. I can't say enough about how happy I am with my takedown.

From: Turkeyman
Date: 01-May-18




Iv'e had several one pieces and Dave's takedowns. I preferred the one piece. Smooth drawing and shot great.

From: Arrowflinger
Date: 01-May-18




Thanks for your reply.

From: David McLendon
Date: 01-May-18




Eventually but not too far off I'd like to order a one piece in the same woods and configuration as my T/D.

From: Gator1
Date: 01-May-18




Man I drool over those one pieces.

From: Terry J
Date: 01-May-18




I have a one piece.....As advertised thats for sure..

From: fdp
Date: 01-May-18




As long as the grip suits you, there's not anything bad to say about them. If the grip doesn't suit you....you'll have nothing good to say about them.

From: Frisky
Date: 01-May-18




The limb design is from the Deathmaster.

Joe

From: Sapper1980
Date: 02-May-18




I have a one piece and love it. I just sold my three piece and will hold onto the one piece. I think the one piece may be a bit smoother and in reality I don't need a takedown.

From: Old Shortstop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 02-May-18




I have a couple takedowns and a one-piece. The takedowns are a tad heavier in the hand and the option of multiple limbs is a plus. That being said, I get the impression the one-piece has a slight edge in performance. I am not a chrono guy, but that is my perception after shooting thousands of arrows through both.

D.P.

From: Arrowflinger
Date: 02-May-18




TTT

From: rod provost
Date: 02-May-18




I have a original Paul built 1982 1 piece 60 inch 69#' Silvertip, it is by far my quickest recurve , but it does take some getting use to. but would never part with it.

From: Oly
Date: 02-May-18




x2 Old Shortstop... I also own both TD's and 1 pieces by Dave and agree totally with his assessment. You won't be disappointed with a Silvtertip 1pc... they are as good of performers as they are nice to look at. Plus, you won't find nicer folks to deal with than Dave & Beth Windauer.

From: Gator1
Date: 02-May-18




You guys keep this up I’m gonna sell 2 bows to get a base one piece

Is the FF worth the upgrade?

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 02-May-18




When you open Schafers web site that is my bow laying on workbench with whiskey box. Shooting machine, I also have a 3 piece takedown.

From: David McLendon
Date: 02-May-18




That's definitely a nice bow Jack, definitely an attention getter, mine is a little farther back in the take down section, Rosewood Dymondwood Macassar flare with Compass inlay.

From: Oly
Date: 03-May-18




Gator1..."Is the FF worth the upgrade?"

That's probably a personal preference, but for only $70 upgrade I don't know why you wouldn't do it as it allows you to shoot either FF or Dacron without any worries.

As far as performance, I prefer fast flight and see a significant speed difference on my Silvertips with FF. BTW, I shoot FF on all my Silvertips regardless of whether they were built FF compatible or not... never had a problem but also use well constructed strings with padded loops.

From: Oly
Date: 03-May-18

Oly's embedded Photo



Here's one of my 1 pieces which is also pictured on Dave's website... Shedua riser with KOA limbs and smooth sheephorn overlay and antler tips... 60" 54#@28, one of my fav's that shoots lights out!

From: WRV Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-May-18




You won't be disappointed with a one piece!

From: medic77
Date: 03-May-18




I have 2 and love them. I think the grip fits me the best out of all the bows I've owned

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 03-May-18




Oly, nice looking bow and that's an understatement. I would sure like to own one of those, or one like it.

From: Oly
Date: 03-May-18




Thanks TrapperKayak. And I agree with medic77 on Dave's grips, they fit me great also and love his checkering.

From: Arrowflinger
Date: 04-May-18




Thanks for all the infro, now I have to decide what woods I want for the bow. I intend to order one.

From: Arrowflinger
Date: 05-May-18




The Schafer one piece is one of the few you rarely if ever see on the Classifieds.

From: Oly
Date: 05-May-18




Put your order in to get on Dave's build list, then you'll have 10-12 months to decide on wood combinations!

From: Arcus Pater
Date: 05-May-18

Arcus Pater's embedded Photo



I am fortunate to own both 1pc and 3pc recurves made by Dave. The 1pc is 60" & 62#. I also have a 62" 64# 3pc.

The grip is a bit shorter on the 1PC and it is physically lighter than the heavier 3PC yet performs similarly.

As said before, you will be disappointed about nothing when working with Beth and Dave on a bow.

The one piece I own is one of a pair I purchased as a graduation gift for my oldest son. The bows are pictured on the website.

From: mitchelk
Date: 06-May-18




No dislikes from anyone they are the best available, buy one.

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 06-May-18




Would be nice if they made the one-piece in a 64" model....

From: Bryce Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-18




Yes, I’d own a a one piece if they made one for a 31” draw.. thank goodness I can shoot the recurve!

From: David McLendon
Date: 10-Oct-18




I've shot the one piece, and I own the takedown, and if I didn't travel and fly (sometimes in very small planes) to hunt then I would own the one piece.

From: Easykeeper
Date: 11-Oct-18

Easykeeper's embedded Photo



I have one of each, a 60" one piece and a 62" TD recurve. It would be hard to choose if I had to keep only one, but if I didn't need the practicality of the TD I would probably choose the one piece.

I do with they made the one piece recurve in a 64" length but otherwise it's just about perfect.

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 11-Oct-18




Great looking bows with many accolades from those who own and shoot them. What numbers would one expect with a 55l lb one piece at 28" draw, with a 10 grain per pound arrow and 160 grain broad head? Any independent tests done in the past that are available. I hope to shoot one sone day, but don't see them often in my neck of the woods. Thanks! TLM

From: limbow
Date: 11-Oct-18




I have had the pleasure of owning and shooting a number of 1 piece Silvertips. I found them a joy to shoot. I preferred the 58" over the 60" version. Incredibly quick, very accurate and silent on release. The draw weight always felt about 5# heavier than stated to me anyway. I do not have one currently but it will be the next bow I order new from Dave and Beth.

From: Mingo
Date: 11-Oct-18




I own 4 originals and 2 of Daves (plus 11 other take down originals and from Dave). My go to is an original one piece original. Lights out shooter and you’ll be pressed to find a better bow (Paul’s or Dave’s) - period.

Best,

Mingo

From: longbow1
Date: 11-Oct-18




The Schaffers' I think originally were modeled after the Howatt Hunter. I might be wrong on that but I'll say this the sight windows look like every Hunter sight window I've seen save for being more refined. I do know that the Silver Ghost marketed by Schaffer and sold through Screaming Eagle were made by Howatt. The Good Medicine I own now, the sight window looks pretty near identical to the Schaffer so there must be something said for a classic design that works.

From: JKM
Date: 11-Oct-18




I had one, and like an idiot, sold it. The only bow out of 50 or so I regret.

From: camodave
Date: 12-Oct-18




I would buy any Schafer bow made by either Dave or Paul without even shooting it they are that good. Although we often think a Schafer onepiece is a recurve the fact is Dave is a superior longbow builder. Mine was an oldball 62 inch one. I would have to believe a 64 or 66 inch Schafer longbow would be a great one.

DDave

From: Bryce Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Oct-18




Easykeeper what are the woods in your beautiful bows you posted?

From: Bigedarcher
Date: 13-Oct-18




I have and love my 3pc Schafer and will never part with it. Hopefully will have my Custom 1 piece bow with in the next month. I will post pictures when it arrives.

From: Easykeeper
Date: 13-Oct-18




Bryce - The main riser wood in both bows is cocobolo. The curved accent in the TD and the stripe in the one piece riser is figured koa. Both bows have highly figured koa limb veneers and rough sheep horn overlays, horn overlays on the limb tips too.

The koa limb veneers have a very deep and three dimensional look, especially in sunlight. They are by far the prettiest limb veneers on any of the bows I own or have owned.

And of course both have the Silvertip checkered grip.

Both bows are made from the same blocks of cocobolo and koa so in a way they make a matched set.

The one piece is a 60" bow and is 50#@29". The TD is a 62" bow and is 45#@29".





If you have already registered, please

sign in now

For new registrations

Click Here




Visit Bowsite.com A Traditional Archery Community Become a Sponsor
Stickbow.com © 2003. By using this site you agree to our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy