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Strength testing bow logo

A Qing strength bow

A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Deconstructed Qing bow logo

A deconstructed Qing bow

For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
Qing folding bow logo

Qing folding bow

A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Box of Indonesian arrows logo

Box of Javanese arrows

Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Fine Sinhalese lacquered bow logo

A fine Sinhalese bow

Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese lacquered bow logo

A Sinhalese lacquered bow

With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
Kashmir bow logo

A rare bow from Kashmir

A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
Three Indian war arrows logo

Three Indian war arrows

Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Indian long distance or flight arrows

Two Indian flight arrows

Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
Indian anti-siege arrows logo

Three Indian anti-siege arrows

Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
five Indian arrows

Five Indian arrows

From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
Indian bodkin arrows logo

Eight Indian bodkin arrows

Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
Seven broadhead arrows

Seven Indian broadhead arrows

With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Early Tibetan or Mongol quiver

Early Tibetan or Mongolian quiver

A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of approximately the 1

Yari logo

An interesting Japanese yari

Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
North Indian composite bow

North Indian composite bow

With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Central Asian bow

Large Central Asian composite bow

With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
North Indian arrows logo

Two fine north Indian arrows

With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Jinchuan quiver logo

Rare Jinchuan quiver

With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Qing dynasty archer's belt

Qing archer's belt

Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Tibetan or Mongolian quiver logo

Tibetan or Mongolian quiver

Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Tibetan or Mongolian bow case logo

Early Tibetan or Mongol bow case

With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Korean archery set with hornbow, quivers, arrows, bow bag and string logo

Vintage Korean archery set

Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Manchu bow with red bellies logo

A rare Qing bow

With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
A Manchu style bow from the Changxing workshop in Chengdu logo

A Chinese bow by Changxing

Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
12 Indian arrows

12 North Indian arrows

With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
Dayak dart quiver

Dayak blowgun dart quiver

Introduction

The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long blowguns to hunt small

Antique Chinese repeating crossbow logo

Chinese repeating crossbow

Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Sirdan logo

A Sirdan, or Manchu war arrow

This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Heavy Manchu war or strength bow

Heavy Manchu war or strength bow

With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Chinese pellet crossbow

Chinese pellet crossbow

Introduction

Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.

Ottoman archery set

Ottoman bow with siper and arrows

Description

A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.

Western Buryat bowcare and quiver

Buryat bowcase and quiver

Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Ottoman bow logo

Very fine Ottoman bow

Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
A Qing imperial quiver

A Qing imperial quiver

From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial guardsman that protected the emperor of the Qing dynasty.
Qing quiver

Antique Qing quiver

A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.