Originally Posted by Domar Dave
I have been pricing 8'6" oars for one of my boats. If I am reading the websites correctly it appears Smokers are sold per each, while Shaw and Tenney sell by the pair. It was $379 for one Smoker or $429 for a pair of S and T. I've had a 4-oar set of what are probably Smokers for 30+ years that are still as strong as new. So durability of ash is impressive. And they look marvelous.
Barkley Sound oars would also be worth looking at (and shipping may be less of a killer).
Or if it's Ash you seek, and 8'-6", try to find a set of Gulls.
I passed a used set for $50 a few years ago and have been kicking myself since....and saw a nearly new set of 9' Gulls for $50 last week.. I didn't need 9' oars, but I snapped them up!!!