Spearman Bows (designed by Laoqiang)

| Ming Xiaoshao | Ming Emperor | Tang Changshao | Ming Kaiyuan | Turkish |

Cinnabar Bow is happy to host and advertise Laoqiang bows being imported by Jie Tian (friend and author of The Way of Archery).

Laoqiang (老槍), the bowyer, hails from Jiangsu province and has stellar reputation in China for producing traditional Chinese bows with an efficient laminated construction.


Ming Xiaoshao Bow (小稍弓)

Max draw length (from belly): 31"
Length of string: 49.2" (125 cm)
Min warrantied arrow mass: 9.0 grains-per-pound
Price: $399 (up to 45# @ 28")

The Xiaoshao bow was a mainstay of the Ming archery arsenal.

Ming Emperor Bow (明皇帝弓)

Max draw length (from belly): 31"
Length of string: 51.2" (130 cm)
Min warrantied arrow mass: 9.0 grains-per-pound
Price: $399 (up to 45# @ 28")

This design is inspired by the ostentatious curves, tips, and flares of the Ming emperor's bow from the famous scroll painting, Departure Herald.

Tang Changshao Bow (長稍弓)

130
Max draw length (from belly): 31"
Length of string: 51.2" (130 cm)

135
Max draw length (from belly): 32"
Length of string: 53.2" (135 cm)

140
Max draw length (from belly): 33"
Length of string: 55.1" (140 cm)

Min warrantied arrow mass: 9.0 grains-per-pound
Price: $399 (up to 45# @ 28")

The Changshao (Long-Ear) design emphasizes stability, yet it achieves efficiency through making its ears as narrow as functionally possible.

Ming Kaiyuan Bow (開元弓)

130
Max draw length (from belly): 31"
Length of string: 51.2" (130 cm)

135
Max draw length (from belly): 32"
Length of string: 53.2" (135 cm)

Min warrantied arrow mass: 9.0 grains-per-pound
Price: $399 (up to 45# @ 28")

The Kaiyuan is a long-ear bow depicted in old manuals as having deep curves and stylish string notches.

Turkish Bow

Max draw length (from belly): 29"
Length of string: 46.5" (118 cm)
Min warrantied arrow mass: 9.0 grains-per-pound
Price: $399 (up to 45# @ 28")

The Turkish is Laoqiang's take on this classic Ottoman design.