"Self nocks" are where horn tips are dispensed with and nocks are cut into the body of the bow-stave itself.
- Belly view. Do not leave sharp edges at A which may cut bow-string.
- Side view. Never cut into back of bow at B, leave back flush.
- Side view, showing upper nock left longer, with hole drilled at C for small anchor cord to tie on bow-string and prevent its slipping down the stave.