Bow Type?

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by frankyhernandez, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. frankyhernandez


    Nov 27, 2011
    I got this bow from my school, but I'm not sure if it's french or german. Anyone knows? Bow.JPG


    KUNGfuSHERIFF Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Upstate NY
    French style. Is there a stamp on it anywhere?
  3. frankyhernandez


    Nov 27, 2011
  4. I think it might be in the French style, though this is an uneducated guess and based purely on functionality. The frog looks like it would be held in the French style bowhold. The German hold would be better with the larger style frog, as the frog is sort of cupped in the hand.Also the point/tip of the bow is carved in the Voirin style, which is more of a gradual slope, as opposed to the more, almost right angle of the German style. This doesn't always apply, but it seems to be a common style in my limited experience of bows.
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  6. Actually, ignor what I said about the tip/point, but what is said about the frog does apply!
  7. Steve Boisen

    Steve Boisen Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Tampa Bay, FL
    It's French bow that has unfortunately lost it's camber, probably from being left tightened.