A highly important and influential French bowmakers, Pajeot was born in 1791 in Mirecourt, the son of Louis Simon, who taught him the craft. His own branded work appears from around 1815, and his own taste and style asserting itself over the following five years. The workshop expanded to include Claude Joseph Fonclause, Nicolas Mauchard and Nicolas Maline and reached its height around 1840, before Pajeot’s death in 1849. He supplied bows to Vuillaume in Paris, but developing a highly refined recognisable and much-imitated style, with dark stained round sicks and low, elongated frogs. He contributed particular advances to the design and function of the frog and screw mechanism.
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