Qing Dragon Series

The Qing Dynasty (1644--1911 AD) had the largest territory of any period in Chinese history --- for good reason. The Manchu rulers of Qing came from a tough, hardy people who lived in the harsh climate of Northeast China by horseback riding and hunting (among other animals, their customary prey included tigers and bears). During their reign, the rulers of Qing became great patrons of the arts and literature.

The Qing Dragon series faithfully recreates the Manchurian design that became the standard for all of China up until modern times. In fact, the Manchu bow also became the standard for modern-day Mongolian and Tibetan traditional archers. Because the Manchus hunted large, dangerous game, they preferred shooting long, heavy arrows at their prey. As a result, the Qing bow became a large bow with prominent string bridges and especially long siyahs (tips), which acted as giant levers that made it easier to pull higher draw weights. The Qing Dragon 2 is well suited to archers who prefer a longer draw, a heavier arrow, as well as stability and forgiveness in their shot.

Qing Dragon 2 (青龍二)

Max draw length (from belly): 36"
Length of braced bow: 65.25" (166 cm)
Min warrantied arrow mass: 14.0 grains-per-pound
Price (Premium, includes carbon core): $535 (up to 40# @ 36"), $570 (45--60# @ 36"), $620 (65--70# @ 36")
Price (Basic, includes carbon core): $425 (up to 60# @ 36")

The Qing Dragon 2 is Mariner's longest bow, faithfully recreating the full scale and size of the Qing dynasty Manchurian bow. The large tips that give the archer more leverage while drawing the bow and are ideal for shooting heavier projectiles. Plus, you can pull this bow up to 36".