Handmade Traditional Recurve Bows for sale
We’re proud to sell Traditional Chinese Recurve Bows on line. All of our bows is hand-made by our experienced staff. With new material like fiberglass integrated, our bow is very durable and water resistant.
Draw Weight: 35-60 lb
Remember that with a traditional recurve bow the weight will change depending upon what your draw length is. Bow weight will change approximately ±2.5 pounds for every inch from a bows rated draw length. So a bow rated 45# @ 28″ bow is roughly a 42.5# @ 27″ or 47.5# @ 29″. Draw weight is marked at the nearest 5# increment to actual weight, (2#’s under and 3#’s over). This is a recurve bow industry wide standard.
Instruction of Chinese Traditional Bows
Also called Qing bow. this type China traditional bows is the bow that the Manchus brought into China when they invaded the Ming empire in the early 17th century. As the Manchus advanced and took control of all of China, the style of bow replaced the native Chinese styles of composite bows in use during the late Ming completely. A likely reason is that all bowyers were instructed to produce Manchu style bows in this period for the war effort. The war lasting many decades, they never went back to producing other style bows.The Manchu composite bow was the standard bow of the Qing, but not all styles of archery practiced in the Qing are Manchu archery. Nowadays, there’s 3 main types China Traditional bows, including Qing bow, Qinghai bow and Mongolian bow.
The Chinese Traditional Bows Construction
The structure material of our Authentic style Chinese traditonal bows is Wooden and Fiberglass, which makes the bow more durable than old crafts. The outside of the bow has been wrapped by Pigskin&Snakeskin. The length of Chinese bow is mainly 134~146cm, draw weight ranges from 35lbs to 55lbs. The main feature of Qinghai Bow is the String Rest, you can see it from the above picture on the right side.
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