Spearman Bows (designed by Laoqiang)

| Xiaoshao | Ming Emperor | Changshao | 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.


Xiaoshao Bow (小稍弓)

Max draw length (from belly): 31"
Length of braced bow: 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 braced bow: 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.

Changshao Bow (長稍弓)

Short
Max draw length (from belly): 31"
Length of braced bow: 51.2" (130 cm)

Medium
Max draw length (from belly): 32"
Length of braced bow: 53.2" (135 cm)

Long
Max draw length (from belly): 33"
Length of braced bow: 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.

Turkish Bow

Max draw length (from belly): 29"
Length of braced bow: 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.