Percival Bryant, Ovingdean, England, early-mid 20th century bow
Percival was one of the few distinguished English bow makers of the early-mid 20th century who did not train at W. E. Hill and Sons. He worked as a bow maker at George Withers for eight years, before setting up his own bow-making workshop in Ovingdean, East Sussex, in 1932. An angled back lining, and Vuillaume-style frog and stick fitting distinguish this bow physically. At 84 grams, it feels firm and forceful in the hand. A beautifully executed splice repair through the head has reduced this price to place it within reach of good players with smaller budgets.