Now that the guy who rehaired my 1960's student French bow told me it's worth $4-500, I am paranoid about it (after 35+ yrs of semi-carelessness). So I guess a case is in order. I still would rather go cheap, and be able to stick bow and case into the bow pocket in my kaces case. Seems like the ones I've seen so far are pretty large, with one exception. Also heard someone mention a pool cue case as being a compact and inexpensive alternative. Any suggestions, gentlemen/ladies?