The Navajo is a small sheep with
exotic color variations and a double coat comprised
of wool and contrasting guard hair. This unique
sheep is descended from an ancient Iberian breed,
the Churra. After forced decimation to near extinction,
an effort was made to help Navajo Indians recover
and nurture the breed that was vital to their heritage.
Now, a century and a half later, the Navajo is rare
yet stable and its wool is highly prized by artisans
and fiber enthusiasts. This wool is unusually strong
and the ultimate for rugs, saddle blankets, outer
garments and now….string silencers. Spinning the
wool by hand is essential to preserving the lanolin,
normally stripped by the mechanical process. Lanolin,
also known as wool wax, is the naturally occurring
element of the wool that makes it completely waterproof.
Each and every silencer is painstakingly hand crafted
to retain the authenticity, quality, functionality
and tradition desired by the most discriminating
archer. Unlike heavy hide or synthetic based silencers,
Navajo silencers are ultra-lightweight and retain
performance, while exceptionally dampening vibration.
Due to its rugged, waterproof, lightweight, performance
retaining and vibration dampening qualities, Navajo
wool is nature’s answer for the perfect string silencer.