Viola bow made by Risto Vainio, Helsinki. The bow is mounted in silver / ebony with silk / silver thread spinning, weighs 69 grams and is stamped “R. VAINIO HELSINKI ”. Risto Vainio is originally a cellist, but received his education as a violin maker in Mittenwald 1957-1958 and then worked in Etienne Vatelot’s workshop in Paris in the early 1960s. He established his own workshop in Helsinki in 1968, and still makes fantastic bows.