Report Bow ID in The Pegbox Posted 22 hours ago 18 hours ago, PhilipKT said: Looks nice, though. My luthier said that all nickel trade bows were lower quality. Silver was always used for better quality wood and workmanship. I have a splendid named trade bow and despite its playing qualities, he says it’s not worth much. Well, I have seen superb Nickel mounted Pecatte bows. I assume there were times where silver was hard to find. This was does have a good stick. It may well be a trade bow, it is not the usual cheap shit from Germany.