With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.