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  • Sawyer Oars - Square Top Artisan Series Oar - Steelhead
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Sawyer Oars Square Top Artisan Series Oar

$429.95 - $479.95

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    • Steelhead, 9ft
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    Sawyer Square Top Artisan Series Oar

    The Artisan installment of the Sawyer Square Top Oar takes the classic Square Top and adds feature prints from artists around the country that depict fish species. The carbon fiber X-Weave fiberglass shaft reinforcement provides a more forgiving flex that's easier on your joints, and it maintains the counterbalance you love about the Square Top line. The DyneLite blade features Dynel and Kevlar ProTip technology to protect the blade against impact.

    • An oar that is a rugged, functional piece of art
    • DyneLite blade is reinforced with carbon fiber
    • Dynel and Kevlar ProTip technology protect the tip
    • Carbon fiber X-Weave fiberglass shaft is strong yet forgiving
    • Laminated Doublas Fir construction for a classic look
    • Item #SWO0004

    Tech Specs

    Shaft Material
    Douglas Fir, Carbon Fiber X-Weave, fiberglass
    Blade Material
    DyneLite (carbon fiber) Dynel, KEVLAR® ProTip
    Overall Length
    9ft, 9ft 6in, 10ft
    Blade Length
    Blade Width
    wide (standard) 7in
    Recommended Use

    Tech Specs

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    Arm savers, hand savers!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got a pair of these last year right before guide season, and while I have been using Sawyer oars for awhile now, I am just so happy with these oars. They're light, balanced , have a nice grip material and so powerful for hair pin corners or racing back to camp at the end of the day. Also- a tiny detail but the rubber stop doesn't move around and keeps your lengths in place, which has been a pain with other companies. Another tiny detail, but I love it-these match my boat now!

    Arm savers, hand savers!

    Performance Artwork!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used these oars for the last seven years guiding anglers and running Class II-IV white water on the MF Salmon, Selway, and more. The light swing weight makes rowing all day easy, and they have a great "feel" on the water. The counter-balance "squaretop" positions the oars at the right position when you need them. My choice is the Shoal Cut blade for shallow rivers and white water, the shape provides for moving more water with each stroke. The design/artwork is beautiful and portrays a wild steelhead.

    Morgan, I use a 9' oar on my 13'6' raft that's 6'6" wide with a custom frame. As a guideline, oar size is determined by measuring oar lock to oar lock, with that distance being 2/3 of the overall length; 1/3 inside the oar locks and the end of the grips a couple fingers widths apart. But length is a personal preference for many, the important factors being keeping the blade in the water to engage with each stroke, controlling your craft efficiently, and being in good ergonomic position to enjoy your time on the water and not fatigue unnecessarily. My oar handles fall between belt line and chest line when they're in good position.