According to the manufacturer, Coruss synthetic bow hair matches natural horsehair in blind tests for tone and articulation. Compared with natural alternatives it offers greater durability and resistance to very humid or dry conditions, doesn’t degrade when stored for long periods of time, and uses no animal products.

Now available in a number of colours, both bright and neutral, Coruss is strung in the same way as traditional horsehair.

Coruss synthetic bow hair from £12