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I have lost more than a few bow hairs that got imbedded in a swivel type bow case clamp. There now exists an alternative in the Fiedler magnetic bow clamp. The catches are that it looks like it only exists for cello bows and it can only be puchased in Europe. The bow tip is secured in a leather pouch that is hot glued to the case. The magnetic latch mechanism secures the frog.
I tried to buy one of these clamps last night. They cost 27 euro but the shipping was 35 euro, which is too expensive for me. From the look at the pictures that I can find, the locking mechanism utilizes a crescent shaped pair of neodymium magnets for an "on" and "off" function. I think that I can have the same function using an array of disk or wedge shaped magnets (I have not found anything like that used by Fiedler). Neodymium magnets are sinctured into shaped like a ceramic and you can't easily machine them once formed.
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