Well, my wife needed a different bracer as she hyper-extends her elbow when she draws her bow, and the string hits her above the old bracer. So online I went, and found this style bracer that covers from the biceps to wrist. Problem solved, wife happy and unbruised, hubby gets big hug! Seems like a win-win to me!
The straps are a lot longer than normal so that they can fit over winter clothing, then tuck under the leather. The finish is neetsfoot oil, buffed with a rag after drying.