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Item Number: 4330X
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Pure Silk
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Abrasion resistant (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent 100% Japanese Silk Thread

By 

from Victoria, BC Canada

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Durable
  • Good Stretch
  • Lightweight
  • Strong

Cons

  • Amount Of Stretch

Best Uses

  • Recurve Bows

Comments about Pure Silk:

This 0.47mm Silk thread has a strand break strength of 6.4 lbs.

I purchased this for use in making a 100% silk bowstring (black silk with green silk servings)for my 52# Bear Super Kodiak Grayling Green 64" recurve bow.

I've seen 100% silk strings last for years on Asian bows. The thing to remember if you want to make a string for you bow is to make it about 1" shorter than a standard string becaues the silk will stretch a fair amount (so I'd make a 59" string for my 64" bow instead of a 60" string). Also, I would highly recommend that you pre-stretch your string to 90% of its break strength before serving your centre serving. For me this meant stretching my string to 195 lbs for my continuous loop string (52# x 4 = 208 lb string is required. At 6 lbs per strand that is 36 strands with a true break strength of 230.4 lbs. 230.4 x .9 = 207.36 lbs).

Once the strands are fully stretched they are about 0.29mm instead of the stated 0.47mm diameter.

I would also recommend pre-stretching your serving thread (if using this silk) or keep the tension set to around 5 lbs. on your serving tool to stretch the strands as you work.

Excellent material!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome stuff!

By 

from San Luis Obispo Ca.

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fletching Wrapping

    Comments about Pure Silk:

    It's hard to go wrong with this stuff. Quality construction.

    Service and delivery comments:

    As always, great company to work with. Fast and helpful service. I prefer to never deal with any other company.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Strong Stuff.

    By 

    from Bloomington IN

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Arrow Binding

      Comments about Pure Silk:

      Good for wrapping fletchings.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for binding fletching

      By 

      from East Greenbush, NY

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Abrasion Resistant
      • Durable
      • Good Stretch
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wooden Bows

        Comments about Pure Silk:

        I've used this to bind fletching on two dozen arrows so far, and it adds a nice touch. It will wear down if's constantly passed through a target, but using some sort of clear drying glue over it will help to keep it secure and protected.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        pure silk

        By 

        from oklahoma

        About Me Competitive Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pure Silk:

            I use this pure silk to wrap feathers on arrow shafts to help hold the feathers down, and believe me it works great. It's worth trying too see for yourself.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good product

            By 

            from Russellton PA

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Abrasion Resistant
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Limited Stretch

            Best Uses

            • Period sewing
            • Wooden Bows

            Comments about Pure Silk:

            I use this thread to tie on fletchings. It holds up well and looks great!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Whimping arrows

            By 

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Expert Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Abrasion Resistant
            • Durable
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Limited Stretch

            Best Uses

            • Longbows

            Comments about Pure Silk:

            Overall great product. Adds a nice touch to "Medieval" arrows.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Silk thread for fleching

            By 

            from Ft. Worth

            About Me Competitive Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None that I know

            Best Uses

            • To tie feathers on arrows

            Comments about Pure Silk:

            Used the black thread to whip the self nocks and wrap the feathers on some arrows that I used in a match. these worked and looked great with the Ace Classic points ('bodkins'). Would have liked to have had white though.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            this is the best,good for fishing too!

            By 

            from SOUTH-EASTER, UTAH

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • primative fishing line

              Comments about Pure Silk:

              GOOD PRICE FOR LOTS OF THREAD, WRAP ARROWS, PRIMITIVE FISHING LINE, SEWING, ECT. GREAT STUFF.

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