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A detailed view of a bow string

Bow string is used in the Fletching skill to create bows. It is created by using flax with a spinning wheel, which requires level 10 Crafting and grants a player 15 Crafting experience.

A full load of 28 flax will generate 420 Crafting experience per load (15 x 28).

A player making a Bow string on a spinning wheel.

Historically, the only reasonable place for anyone to spin flax into bowstrings was Seers' Village, however with the addition of the bank atop Lumbridge Castle, it became on par with, or slightly better than, Seers' Village. Later on, an even better spinning wheel was added, this time on Neitiznot. While technically further from a bank than Lumbridge, the lack of stairs which must be climbed makes up for this fact. In order to use the spinning wheel, players must have started The Fremennik Isles quest and have reached the part where they are able to go to Neitiznot.

For players who have not yet started the Fremennik Isles, another option is to use the spinning wheel in Seers' Village while wearing a Seers' headband 3, the reward from the Seers' Village Diary, which increases the rate at which you spin flax.

Spinning flax into bow strings is a good way for players with low skills to make money. Because of this, bow strings were commonly made by macroers, as they can easily be sold in bulk and for fairly good profits. Therefore, it used to be common to see macros in Seers' Village picking flax in the field, and spinning them into bow strings at the spinning wheel at Seers' Village. This is now somewhat rare due to Jagex's efforts to remove real world trading.



  • When you use a bow string on a Yew Longbow you get the message "You can't light a fire here."
  • It is possible to make money whilst effectively training fletching, by stringing unstrung yew longbows.

This article uses material from the "Bow string" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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