Bow string and it's Materials.

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Shivaji.Dasgupta
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Bow string and it's Materials.

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:32 pm

To all eminent members and co enthusiasts, I am preparing a details of bow string materials available in India and worldwide.
Till now my search result is as follows..
1. Raw hide
2. Linen
3. Sinew
4. Hemp
5. Barks such as bamboo. Cane etc
6. Modern fibers such as decron or other synthetic fibers.
7. Animal intestine ( processed and cured)
Till now I am able to use 1, 2,3,5 and 7.
Any one have any idea of other materials.
My only intentions are to find out which one is more strong and sturdy as per our Indian climates.
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Re: Bow string and it's Materials.

Post by russianshooter3 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:06 pm

for indian climate better use synthetic fibers

for example about knife
My friends live in GOA and some other states - 6 mouth
he took a knife for various household tasks.Knife made in Russia with traditional material looks like leather holster, leather knife handle
and carbon damask steel blade

the knife rusted on the second day! knife leather handle broken - 7 day!
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Re: Bow string and it's Materials.

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:24 am

russianshooter3 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:06 pm
for indian climate better use synthetic fibers

for example about knife
My friends live in GOA and some other states - 6 mouth
he took a knife for various household tasks.Knife made in Russia with traditional material looks like leather holster, leather knife handle and
carbon damask steel blade

the knife rusted on the second day! knife leather handle broken - 7 day!
You may be Right on Knife but the synthetic Material has its own disadvantages though it has the advantages like available in ready to use form etc. but for Wooden and other material Bows like cane and bamboo bows are more suitable with Tree Barks and Processed Animal Guts. Till now that's what I feel .
I am trying to check the Strength of each product with Wooden and Bamboo Bows. Shortly I will Able to put some Pics on this topic.
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Re: Bow string and it's Materials.

Post by Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:25 am

Catgut.jpg
cord from Animal Intestine Fibre
Sinew.jpg
Sinew
Bamboo bark as Bow string.jpg
Bamboo Bark
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Re: Bow string and it's Materials.

Post by yr1994 » Sun May 31, 2020 8:08 pm

I have been using the Bearpaw 'Whisper String' for a while now on my 60lb recurve bow without any problems. I use it in combination with beaver tail silencers. Makes them really quiet.
For your reference-:
http://www.bearpaw-blog.com/bearpaw-whi ... -a-name-2/

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Re: Bow string and it's Materials.

Post by riflemarksman » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:48 am

Getting the materials in India is difficult ........natural materials used for bowstring, the bow and arrows requires skill to make and use them ....the range is also limited .......whereas modern string and bow materials are more user friendly.........although frankly speaking I have not used either type of bow and arrow

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