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I recently purchased Hankyu from Samart archery. The service was excellent. I received my bows which were largely bamboo laminate, it was a bit stiff for the first shots but then it became super accurate and smooth and I absolutely love my bows. I got it painted and decorated with Rattan and it looks fantastic as well. I highly recommend these guys to anyone who wants traditional archery equipment, plus they made some excellent arrows for my Yumi as well
Had this bow for 5 month now and it is a fine bow. Snappy, light, no shock, aestetic and great craftmanship. Even flicks the heavier kyudo bamboo arrows out fast and accurate. Just makes me want to shoot it twice, every day. The perfect bow to get into Gao Yin style Way of Archery,
Thanks Sarmat Team!
I have just got a 71” Dzungar-36lbs @ 28” and shot it tonight for the first time. What a bow! Beautifully made, no appreciable handshock and accurate from the start. It weighs virtually nothing ; is incredibly stable and has a very gentle and progressive draw curve. I absolutely love it!! Buy one-you won’t regret it.
I have shown the Varang to several longbow archers and I get nothing but compliments on the build quality.
I shot a 3D last weekend and although I have to get used to the more heavy buildup and lower speed (compared to my fiber/bamboo laminate) it shoots beautifully. The bamboo arrows perform way better as my wooden ones (I already knew that, this is my third set).
#40 Varang, #47 at 32" and loving it
This is the second bow I've had from Sarmat, the first being the Simurgh. The length of the Oirat is not too different, but the overall initial impression is of an exceptionally light and fairly plain, but exquisitely made, bow; almost like a child's toy. The bow weight is only 380 grams.
The draw is smooth without stacking, the release is clean and forgiving, and there is no hand-shock at all. The surprise is the apparent arrow speed for such an innocent looking bow.
Using a chronograph, and comparing the Oirat with a traditional Korean bow, which is short, aggressively recurved, and the benchmark for fast horse bows, confirms the initial impression that this is a deceptively fast and capable bow. These figures are all using a thumb ring.
A 370 grain carbon arrow averaged 216ft/sec
A 478 grain wood arrow drawn to 32ins averaged 198ft/sec
A 555 grain maple arrow, which will be the normal shaft used with this bow, averaged 188ft,sec.
These speeds are similar to the Korean bow, one of the fastest traditionally styled Asiatic bows I have.
I think the Korean bow might have been faster but for the fact that the shortness of it makes a clean release that much more difficult.
And this is where the Oirat proves itself to be such a usable bow; it pulls sweetly like a longbow, allows a consistently smooth release, and has the punch of something much heavier.
A very impressive instrument from Sarmat, and one that has become one of my favourites in a short period of time..........Perfect
Bought 10 Kyudo arrows and had them modified for Yabusame (mounted archery with a rounded end attached in place of the arrow point to prevent the horse being accidentally shot). Kateryna in customer service worked with me to get the design correct and the custom arrows turned out excellent. I will be back to buy more.
I’m completely in love with my 71” 20# Hankyu bow. It’s not only beautiful but is also a blast to shoot with. Smooth draw, very nice finish and really well made. Sarmat’s customer service is also stellar, I definitely recommend them!
I got a set of bamboo arrows to go with the bow and they’re awesome as well. I’ll be definitely purchasing more arrows in the future. I’m also looking forward to getting a heavier draw Hankyu as I progress in archery 🙂
Amazing, the bow look beautiful
shoot better than my favour Korean big brand Kaya horse bow
draw very smooth, little handshock only if I focus on the bow
I shoot using thumb draw, I’m able to group the arrows nicely in 1st few shot, little adjustment no arrows less than 8 points in 20yrds
BUT......I would like to ask a bit more ~~~ longer
full size Yumi 2.2M 7.2FT
Thank you Kateryna
You took me to another level of archery
What a lovely Hankyu bow and her arrows. Very impressed and she shoots like a dream. I really appreciate that Sarmat exists in the world, because it's just all positives.
I got the 68" Hankyu fro a friend. I miss nothing, but had before a dozen other bows. I have house with garden. The Hankyu and the bamboo arrows are really fine and brought mit joy from the first moment.