The string

String PhotoThe string itself – usually made from a multiple strands twisted into a single string with a loop at each end. The loops fit over the ends of the bow limbs. The top loop is usually larger than the bottom loop to enable it to slide down the bow limb prior to stringing the bow.String overview graphic

The centre serving – the extra thread wrapped around the centre of the string where your fingers are placed before drawing the bow.

The nocking point – the position at which the arrow is clipped to the string. To stop the arrow moving up and down the centre serving