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    Asian Crossbow Information Source

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    kenh
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    Asian Crossbow Information Source

    Post by kenh on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:43 am

    There is sooo much more to “Asian”
    crossbows than the famous (or infamous) Cho Ko Nu Chinese Repeating
    Crossbow!

    The peoples of Asia in general and China in particular
    were building crossbows with sophisticated metal lock crossbows and high
    powered (300#) bamboo leaf-spring prods well before the time of Christ.
    For those who might be interested in such things, the Asian
    Traditional Archery Network www.atarn.net
    has a wealth of information just waiting to be mined. Here are just
    a few topics:


    Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)
    Bronze Lock Plan

    Disassembled original photographed
    against 1/4” grid paper for easy scaling and dimensioning.

    http://atarn.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1613&highlight=crossbow




    Discussion of Building and Firing A
    Replica Han Crossbow


    http://atarn.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=crossbow&start=0




    Illustrated Ming
    Dynasty (1368-1644) Manuscript of Building and Using A Crossbow


    The Han Dynasty lock made a comeback
    during this time. They also used European lock mechanisms...

    http://www.atarn.net/images/ming_xbow/ming_xbow.htm
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    Re: Asian Crossbow Information Source

    Post by kwandokun on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:47 pm

    Awesome resources.

    Thanks for sharing Kenh.

    I remember watching some videos presented by someone at ATARN on traditional Chinese bows.
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    Re: Asian Crossbow Information Source

    Post by Ivo on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:20 pm

    Good stuff that Atarn site. Smile Think I posted on it once about a thumbring I made. tongue

    Another good bit to search for is Korean crossbow, think Jeep made one or two...I'll look up it, should be around here somewhere..*be back in a jiffy*

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