Military Ming Bow "Dashao"
  • Military Ming Bow "Dashao"

    Dashao (lit. means “big siyah") is a popular military bow used by the border troops of the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). In contrast to the earlier short Ming bows with recurved siyah, these Dashao bows were described to be long,  with wide limbs and straight siyah for stability.

     

    There are no antique Ming bows found but fortunately there is a very detailed description of the Dashao bow----and we made this bow according to the description.

    -Draw length: up to 34’’

    -Length of String: 144cm
    -Draw Weight: 50 to 75lbs (at 34'', NOT 28")

    -Minimum Arrow Weight: 15 gpp

     

    How to roughly estimate your late Ming military style draw length: 1/2 arm span - 2 to 3"

    *Please unstring the bow if not in use, or it may loose draw weight.

    $170.00Price