Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.