Manchu Bow "Yarha"
  • Manchu Bow "Yarha"

    Starting from the 16th century, "soft bow, long arrow" becomes a popular trend in Northern Asia, probably due to the development of firearms that long range archery is not as important while the need for close range damage became more important.


    The manchu bow emerged in the wars and chaos of the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), and flourished in China in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The Manchu warriors brought this bow with their conquest, and it became a symbolic bow of China. With a long limb, and long, reflexed siyah, this bow trades in arrow speed for efficiency shooting heavy arrows at very long draw.


    The Manchurian word "Yarha" means "Leopard".


    This bow's draw-force curve is similar to the antique manchu bows, and has reduced hand shock than most other fiberglass manchu bows due to a special material used. 

    -String Length: regular version 145cm, long version 150cm
    -Draw length: regular version up to 35’’,  long version up to 38" (45lbs or less), or 36" (more than 45lbs)
    -Draw Weight: 20 to 50 lbs (at 35'', NOT 28")

    -Minimum Arrow Weight: 15 gpp


    How to roughly determine your military manchu style draw length: 1/2 arm span - 1 to 2"