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These strings, at first glance appear to be of the endless loop variety. However, a second look and you realize the unusual feature is the loop is not served, only the part below. Are these Flemish style? Yes, they are.

No info on who made them. Could be commercial or homemade.

Anyone make their Flemish string like this?


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I did that once just to try something different.   When it was done I had to ask that ole question,  "why".  [wink]
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I like that style. It actually adds tension strength to the string. The first tbb volume speaks on this.
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I myself have done this, part way, as an experiment, but i feel, after doing it, just as LC stated...why.?

It may very well add strength, but reality is my strings,cif i let them go too long and they break, never break there.

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Yep.  I would have to ask why as well.  Just adds weight and bulk to the string. Just because a thing can be done doesn't mean it should be done.  
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Just realized they are served because they were just made out of a piece of string that has been folded over to make the loop and then served.
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I've done it before on my strings, it's just a pain to serve that much more. I suck at serving anyway so it wasn't worth it to me.
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I agree with "Shootalot" that appears to just be a piece of heavy cord that has been looped over and served.
Look at the last pic, the end is sticking out

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Oh I was commenting on how tight it was twisted. I actually had a string with a served loop fail on me recently. Weirdest fail I had to date. Lol arrow flew weird and stuck in the back stop. String laying on the ground
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I'll have to dig in my archery boxes, But I have two  New old stock Ben Pearson strings made like that. from when my grandpa started bow hunting in the early 40's  He got when he bought his first bow which was a Ben Pearson Hickory longbow 40/45# 
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The more tightly twisted one does appear to be folded over and served. The other one is of more conventional Flemish construction with the unconventional addition of the serving below the loop.
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cotton cord spliced in and served???

 


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the cord looks a lot like the main cords that the commercial fishermen used in the gill nets on the great lakes. Pretty sure it was cotton. 
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I did that once just to try something different.   When it was done I had to ask that ole question,  "why".  [wink]


I was gonna type this exact answer.

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Maybe in the absence of good wax?
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I found an article in the December 1931 issue of Ye Sylvan Archer that mentions serving the loop end of a Flemish string.

Therefore, I'm guessing the strings I have are from the 1930's.

Also there is a bit about bowstring wax you might find interesting.

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