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Custom Made Flemish Twist Linen Bowstring, Longbow Primitive Renactment Archery For Sale
One handmade Irish linen Flemish twist single loop bowstring made to your specification. A recent customer commented - "A truely excellent authentic quality item, highly recomended."I will make a string for you to suit a bow up to 76 inches, and up 65lbs for the price. (If you want something outside of these limits please let me know).The string will be three ply, made using 25/3 cord high spec unbleached Irish linen thread and English beeswax. The string pictured uses 3 plies of 8 strands and would suit a bow of up to 60lbs, being made at a breaking strain of better than 4 times bow weight. This particular string measures aproximately 3mm (1/8th inch) diameter at the centre. The string has been addittionally strengthened where the bowyers knot has been tied. I have made it to suit my 74 inch 55lb at 30 inches longbow. Yours will be very similar. I give the entire length of the string a Flemish twist as I believe this makes for a stronger and more durable string and as linen is non-stretch allows a slightly softer release.The bowstring does not include a central serving as this must be positioned to suit your bow dimensions, arrow pass position and preference. Because a linen bowstring must be made stronger at the loop and bowyers knot the string will be thicker at these points than a synthetic string and may require re-working of the grooves in the bow knocks.Linen makes a good durable natural low stretch bow string. As the string has not been shot in some settling in is to be expected which can easily be adjusted by moving the bowers knot and/or giving the string some extra twist.To make your string I would like to know the poundage of your bow, how large you would like the loop, and the length of your current string when measured on your strung bow.If you have any questions please do ask.