What’s in a Noble bell? We use carefully selected, high quality alloys joined with high temperature, high strength silver solder. Inside the bell is a specially designed stainless steel minimum motion clapper that enables the bell to ring with the slightest of movements. Our fastening strap/bewit loop is very durable and guarenteed unbreakable. It also has our name stamped into it so you will know that you have a genuine Noble bell.
Another significant and often overlooked detail that is seldom found in bells made by other falconry bellmakers is ‘dual toned pairs’. Having two significantly different tones is very helpful in the field. Often one tone or the other can be distinguished more easily over some background noise that arises during the hunt such as wind, traffic etc. Everyone’s hearing is a bit different so some people will hear one tone more easily than another. When you have a group with you in the field therefore, dual tones can then also be an asset. Besides that, when you hear a pair of ‘dual toned’ bells ringing, it just seems louder as your ears are hearing more than one tone. My larger bells and on down to size #9 have inverted bells with each pair so a very wide tonal variation exists with a pair. Below size 9, the inverted bell pitch becomes higher that many people can hear easily. I recently discontinued inversion of my size #7 because of this, but still need to get some new photos up to show the change.
If you would like dual tone in bell sizes from size #7 and down, I would suggest that you add a note for me to send you one Brass/Bronze and one Brass/Nickel silver bell to make up the pair. Just ask for a ‘ti-metal’ pair. If you are ordering two pair of the same size from #7 on down, just order one in each metal combination and use one of each for a pair.
A note on size numbers: Most of the falconry dealers that carry my bells use my size numbers in their sales description but not all. Many buy only select sizes and use their own numbering system so be aware of that when you place your order. I etch my size numbers on each bell just below the bewit loop so you can use that for future reference. You may notice that I use only ‘odd’ numbers for my bell sizes. The simple explanation for that is that I used to make ‘butt joint’ bells that fit as sizes in between these and were ‘even’ numbered. I have discontinued these as the ‘lap joint’ (also called ‘acorn style’) that I continue to make are more durable and popular.
Our standard metal combinations are Brass/Bronze and Brass/Nickel silver. The Brass/Bronze have a slightly lower pitch than the Brass/Nickel silver but both seem to have similar durability. Some falconers have a definite preference for one over the other but it seems to be a matter of personal choice and hearing. You might consider buying one of each to test for yourself.
Noble bells are sold by quality falconry equipment dealers around the world but if you’d like to buy them directly from this site, you may do so below directly if you do PayPal. If you wish to use a credit card you may do so a few steps further after you fill your cart. The shipping/handling fee of $5.00 U.S. will automatically be added to your order and is for domestic shipping within the U.S.. For shipping/handling to countries outside of the continental U.S. you must click the “additional international shipping fees” button at the bottom of the page which adds $5, bringing international shipping to a total of $10. You will notice that the Shipping/handling fee is charged for the package with any quantity inside therefore you save money by buying multiple pairs. The price of $25. shown below is for a pair (2 bells).
If you don’t do PayPal or credit card, you can send a check or money order to Dave Noble, N8334 6th Ave. , New Lisbon, WI 53950
You will need then to send a note telling me the sizes and metal combinations you’d like shipped of course.