Is this normal?

Edited: January 9, 2018, 9:13 PM · So for the past couple years, I've been noticing that whenever I play violin for over 20 minutes, this greenish residue starts building up on my finger.

Also, the wiring near the frog of my bow(not sure what it's actually called, but I think you can understand what I mean) seems to be losing its original silver-ish color and turning more bronze-ish where my index finger rests on it.

Is this normal?

By the way, my bow is pernambuco and costed me around 700-900 ish(not sure if this will help).

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Edited: January 9, 2018, 9:12 PM · It is completely normal for bows with nickel or plated copper wire wrap. SIlver-wire wrapped bows will not do that, but those are usually more expensive bows - I think typically more than $600 these days. But the silver might oxidize or "sulfate" and come off black on your finger.

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