Traditional Manchu, Chinese, & Mongol Archery Equipment

Manchu, Mongol & Ming Chinese Style Bows


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Yuan Mongol Bow

Strung Bow Length: 57 1/4″ (145 cm.) Brace Height: 8″ (20 cm.) Ear Length: 13 ” (30 cm.) Each bow is individually hand made in China so lengths & draws weights may vary slightly. Our List Price: $309.99

1 Yuan Mongol Bow with a draw weight between 30 & 34#

1 Yuan Mongol Bow with a draw weight between 35 & 39#

1 Yuan Mongol Bow with a draw weight between 40 & 44#

1 Yuan Mongol Bow with a draw weight between 45 & 50#

Qianlong Manchu Hunting Bow

Strung Bow Length: 59 1/2″ (151 cm.) Brace Height: 7″ (18 cm.) Ear Length: 9 ” (23 cm.) Each bow is individually hand made so lengths & draws weights may vary slightly. Our List Price: $329.99

Our traditional Manchu Hunting bow is styled after one the Qianlong Emperor’s favorite hunting bows. The emperor commission many paintings of himself with this bow. As with our Qing Contest bow, The Qianlong Manchu Hunting bow is covered birch bark but in an alternating pattern of three different colors. Just as with other Manchu Bows we sell, this bow follows the same pattern as those bows that became the standard traditional Qing Chinese bow. Like many other Asian bows, Manchu bows are recurved. Qing era Manchu bows differ from earlier recurve bows in a number of important ways. The first, most obvious way is that the Manchu bow is the largest bow in the family of Asian recurves. Manchu bows also have longer “ears” or siyah and string bridges. These design features were suited to the Manchu style of archery which employed a heavier, longer arrow than early archery styles. The longer ears allowed for the Manchu use of longer arrows while also acting as levers that enabled the archer to pull a heavier draw bow

1 Qianlong Hunting Bow with a draw weight between 35 & 39#

1 Qianlong Hunting Bow with a draw weight between 40 & 44#

1 Qianlong Hunting Bow with a draw weight between 45 & 49#

Qing Conquest Bow

Strung Bow Length: 59 1/2″ (151 cm.) Brace Height: 7″ (18 cm.) Ear Length: 9 ” (23 cm.) Each bow is individually hand made so lengths & draws weights may vary slightly. Our List Price: $319.99 Styled after the traditional Manchu, birch bark covered bows carried during the Qing conquest of China, these bows look and shoot like the bows Manchurian mounted archers welded. They follow the same pattern as those bows that became the standard traditional Chinese bow during the Qing dynasty. Like many other Asian bows, Manchu bows are recurved. Qing era Manchu bows differ from earlier recurve bows in a number of important ways. The first, most obvious way is that the Manchu bow is the largest bow in the family of Asian recurves. Manchu bows also have longer “ears” or siyhas and string bridges. These design features were suited to the Manchu style of archery which employed a heavier, longer arrow than early archery styles. The longer ears allowed for the Manchu use of longer arrows while also acting as levers that enabled the archer to pull a heavier draw bow. Covered in real birch bark and hand painted, Seven Star’s Qing Conquest Bow is a faithful recreation of the early Manchu style bow. Seven Stars is the exclusive US and European dealer for these bows. 1 Qing Conquest Bow with a draw weight between 25 & 29#

1 Qing Conquest Bow with a draw weight between 30 & 35#

1 Qing Conquest Bow with a draw weight between 36 & 40#

1 Qing Conquest Bow with a draw weight between 41 & 50#

Ming Chinese Bow

Strung Bow Length: 55″ (140 cm.) Brace Height: 7″ (18 cm.) Ear Length: 8 1/2″ (21 cm.) Each bow is individually hand made so lengths & draws weights may vary slightly. Our List Price: $309.99

1 Ming Bow with a draw weight between 30 & 34#

Qing Officer’s Quiver

Quiver Height: 11 3/4″ (30 cm.)
Quiver Width: 8″ (20.5 cm.)
Our List Price: $229

Our all leather hand crafted Qing Officer’s Quiver is a replica of the quiver worn into battle by the Manchu Banner Officer Uksiltu. Uksiltu was one of 280 meritorious officers recognized during reign of Qianlong emperor for his service on the battlefield. These officers were memorialized in a series of paintings that were hung in the Hall of Purple Light in the Forbidden City. The inscription on Uksiltu’s portrait records his bravery, noting he fought on with a bullet lodged in his back. This Manchu type quiver is constructed with heavy brass fittings and has a large central pouch and slots on the front for three arrows. Hand made in Korea.

Mongol Quiver

Quiver Height: 13 3/4″ (34.5 cm.)
Quiver Width: 9″ (23 cm.)
Our List Price: $219

Our Mongol Quiver is crafted after an example in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection thought to date from the 15-17th century. Made from natural leather with sturdy brass fittings, it has one large main pouch capable of holding 13 or more arrows, this Mongol quiver also features two crossed leather straps and a small pocket on the front for additional arrows. This traditional quiver comes with a modern belt attachment (not shown) with a single wide suspension loop has been designed to fit any standard belt while holding the quiver securely in place. Handmade in Korea.

Korean Royal Quiver

Quiver Height: 7 1/2″ (19 cm.)
Quiver Width: 5 1/2″ (14 cm.)
Our List Price: $249

Crafted from hand tooled leather with two main pouches for arrows, with front of both decorated with a royal patterns of the early Chosun Dynasty. This Lotus pattern was found on Korean King Lee Seong Gye’s bow holster. King Lee was the first king of Chosun dynasty. The single wide suspension loop has been designed to fit any standard belt while holding the quiver securely in place. Handmade in Korea.

Korean Royal Quiver $249

Custom Arrows

Custom Made Traditional Arrows Made to Order

Seven Stars offers custom, made to order, bamboo shafted arrows in a variety of configurations. Bamboo shafted arrows are available in lengths up to 39″ (100 cm) in length, fletched in either the standard, equidistant configuration or the Manchu style fletching, with feathers at 9, noon and 3. Our arrows are either self nocked or nocked with bone nocks. We also offer our arrows in natural bamboo or with the shafts painted white. Please place your order online, or if you would like to discuss the various options available, please give us a call at 703-846-8222. In addition to our standard configurations listed below, we can mount customer supplied historical arrowheads, exotic feathers, or rebalance as needed. 1 Dozen Bamboo Shafted Arrows, Self Nocked, with 5″ feathers, $199

1 Dozen Bamboo Shafted Arrows, with Bone Nocks, with 5″ feathers, $245

1 Dozen Bamboo Shafted Arrows, Self Nocked, with 5″ feathers, $199

1 Dozen Bamboo Shafted Arrows, with Bone Nocks, with 5″ feathers, painted shafts, $285

1 Dozen Bamboo Shafted Arrows, Self Nocked, with 5.5″ Magnum feathers, $235

1 Dozen Bamboo Shafted Arrows, with Bone Nocks, with 5.5″ Magnum feathers, $280

1 Dozen Bamboo Shafted Arrows, Self Nocked, with 5.5″ Magnum feathers, painted shafts, $275

1 Dozen Bamboo Shafted Arrows, with Bone Nocks, with 5.5″ Magnum feathers, painted shafts, $320

(Please indicate your choice of feather and serving color and arrow length when ordering). Watch for wood shafted arrows up to 39″ (100 cm) long and other traditional Chinese archery equipment from Seven Stars in the near future…

Wooden Whistle Arrowheads

Small Whistle Arrowhead Length: 2″ (5 cm.) Large Whistle Arrowhead Length: 2 1/2″ (6 cm.) Our List Price: Single Head, small or large- $30, Pair of Heads- $49 Hand Made in Tibet. Available in small and large sizes, separately, in pairs or mounted on our custom made arrows. 1 Small Whistle Arrowhead, $30

1 Large Whistle Arrowhead, $30

1 Pair of Whistle Arrowheads, $49

1 Pair of Whistle Arrowhead Arrows, Self Nocked, with 5″ feathers, $81

1 Pair of Whistle Arrowhead Arrows, Self Nocked, with 5.5″ Magnum feathers, $87

1 Pair of Whistle Arrowhead Arrows, with Bone Nocks, with 5″ feathers, $85

1 Pair of Whistle Arrowhead Arrows, with Bone Nocks, with 5.5″ Magnum feathers, $92

(Please indicate your choice of feather color and arrow length when ordering).

Manchu Thumb Rings

Made from hardwood in the US, our Manchu cylindrical type thumb rings come in three different sizes and are designed to be easily adjusted to a custom fit with fine fine paper. Wood grain and color of individual rings vary. The medium ring has an outer diameter of 1 1/4″ (3 cm) and an inner diameter of 5/8″ (18 mm). The large ring has an outer diameter of 1 3/8″ (3.3 cm) and an inner diameter of 3/4″ (19 mm). The extra-large ring has an outer diameter of 1 5/8″ (3.6 cm) and an inner diameter of 3/4″ (22 mm).

Manchu Thumb Ring Wood Blank – Medium, $19.95
Manchu Thumb Ring Wood Blank – Large, $19.95
Manchu Thumb Ring Wood Blank – X Large, $19.95

Horn Thumb Rings

Hand Made in Korea from Natural Buffalo Horn Our List Price: $31.99 Our horn archer’s thumb rings are made in the Ming Chinese style and perfectly suited to use with modern bow strings, which are thinner than Qing or Ming period strings. Available in sizes 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22. Please note size when ordering. 1 Horn Thumb Ring with cloth carry bag (colors vary)


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