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Pure Silk Thread

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Item Number: 4330X
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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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

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (6)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent 100% Japanese Silk Thread

      By Stonegod

      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 J-Archer

      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 Rapid Ranger

        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 Longbow Nick

          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 big indian

            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 M@

                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 jpfranco

                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 Stan

                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 OLD GABE

                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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