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Old 09-16-2012, 07:05 PM
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Please pardon me for the stupid question. Do any great bow makers make both French and German?
I recently bought an amazing French/overhand bow by 4th generation German bowmaker Michael Dúlling (http://www.doellingbogen.de). It's the first bow I have fallen for instantly. It's a Sartory model with an ivory frog that he made about 10 years ago. Weighs 141g.

He also makes gorgeous snakewood bows, although the one I played wasn't to my taste, feel-wise. And, of course, he also makes German/underhand bows. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much of a gallery on their website...
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:14 AM
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Dave I would love to see some photos of your new Doelling bow...do you have any that you could post? What metal is used for in addition to the ivory?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:47 PM
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I'll take some and post. Give me a couple of days. I think the rest of the frog is silver. 141 grams but feels light.
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Ok, here you are Eric (and happy belated birthday, btw). I forgot to mention that the bit is broken off the tip. It was that way when I bought it. I'll get it repaired soon, although I may wait until I can get Michael to do it himself.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:31 PM
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Ok, here you are Eric (and happy belated birthday, btw). I forgot to mention that the bit is broken off the tip. It was that way when I bought it. I'll get it repaired soon, although I may wait until I can get Michael to do it himself.
Nice looking bow. This is the most French looking German-made French bow I recall seeing.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:30 AM
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Ok, here you are Eric (and happy belated birthday, btw). I forgot to mention that the bit is broken off the tip. It was that way when I bought it. I'll get it repaired soon, although I may wait until I can get Michael to do it himself.
Really lovely; thank you for sharing the pictures.

I know, now, what I wanted for my birthday...
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