Posted: Thu 13 Mar, 2008 3:02 pm Post subject: Dacron vs. Sinew
Hey, me again with another question about my handmade AFB. I was wondering If there are any advantages that Dacron bowstring give you over Sinew bowstring or vise-versa (I think that's how you spell it)[/list]
Not an expert on bowstrings by any means but in reading the Bowyers Bible they say that Sinew is not a good bow string material. It has many other uses but being a bowstring really isn't the best use for it. It'll work its just not optimal.
Dacron lasts longer with less maintenance--it's a lot less prone to damp and rot. So, unless you're reproducing an antique bow specifically said to have used a sinew bowstring, you could do a lot worse than use Dacron.
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum You cannot attach files in this forum You can download files in this forum