I have rehaired over 20,000 bows in my career, more than almost all my colleagues in the United States. (Yes, I counted them, the rehairs not my colleagues)
Bow rehairing is a craft that requires a delicate touch, fastidtious attention to detail, and a high level of skills, experience and knowledge. As a former violinist I understand the subtleties of what musicians need. I speak the language. As an experienced conservator I treat bows with utmost care and respect. I work accurately and quickly to protect their condition and value.
For a standard artisan rehair I use the best quality horsehair available. The hair is hand sorted and graded then gently washed to remove any remaining detergents, other chemicals or dirt which may hinder performance. The precious metal parts are cleaned and hand polished. For the removal of deep tarnish I use a combination of electrolysis and ultrasound in a unique proprietorial process. Bow sticks are lightly French polished where needed and otherwise polished with wax. The screw and eyelet are cleaned and lubricated and the fit of the frog checked and adjusted when needed. At the end of the rehairing process the bow is rosined rosin unless directed otherwise by the customer.
With almost 40 years of experience, I can further advise you on the best ways to preserve you bow as a tool and as an investment, within a budget that fits your needs.