Just as dendrochronology has added value and knowledge to the field of violin expertise, the research of the French Bow Institute (FBRI) has added a deeper understanding and a cutting-edge approach to bow expertise. Many of the greatest examples of old bows continue to increase in value, and FBRI experts Isaac Salchow and Stephan Jansen believe that the quality and standard of bow expertise must continue to evolve alongside this economic progression. this balance will create confidence and trust while ensuring sound bow investments for musicians, dealers, and other investors alike. By creating an industry first Ebony and Metal Database and researching working techniques with its Tool Pattern Analysis the FBRI is redefining what traditional expertise can be, with far reaching implications.