Traditional bamboo-laminated Hankyu Bow. It is a stylization of Japanese hankyu bow. This is asymmetrical bow, the grip (nigiri) has to be positioned at about two thirds of the distance from the upper tip. Bow has leather grip and rattan winding. There are special thickening pads at the bow ends.
Materials: ash wood + bamboo.
The full length of the bow 71″
Draw weight: 18-49#, measured at 28″ draw length
Max. draw length: 31″-35″ depends on the draw weight:
for 18-24# draw weight – 35″ max draw length
for 25-30# draw weight – 34″ max draw length
for 31-39# draw weight – 33″ max draw length
for 40-45# draw weight – 32″ max draw length
for 46-49# draw weight – 31″ max draw length
The inner layers of the bamboo and the wooden base are heat treated to increase the resilience of the bow.
For the extra cost we can made additional rattan winding and also painting the bow.
The cost of additional options:
Painting bow in one color – 10 usd.
Additional winding with rattan at the rate of 1 usd for 1cm.
Painting the rattan winding in a different color besides the natural one at the rate of 1cm – 1 usd.
There are three options for the position of the bowstring.
1. Central position of the bowstring. In this case, the arrow can be applied both to the left and to the right side of the bow.
2. Bowstring offset to the right of the grip. Such position is commonly used on classic Japanese bows.
3. Bowstring offset to the left of the grip.
You can choose the position of the bowstring when ordering bow or after the order is placed.
By default, if nothing is specified we send bow with central string position or with right offset of the string (depending on which bow will be available).
Please note that the effectiveness of shooting depends not so much on the position of the bowstring as on the skills of shooting.
Nonetheless right string offset help to shoot with Japanese technique same as for left-handed people left string offset, and central position of the string gives more maneuver for shooting different technique with the arrow on both sides of the bow.
Also note that these bows are handmade bows made from natural materials. It is impossible to achieve absolutely central bowstring position, so there is a tolerance of about + -5mm.
The bowstring and fabric case is complete with the bow.
You can specify draw weight of the bow and other details after the order is placed.
If you have any questions, please email to us firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Tutorial: how to care for the Hankyu bow. This video contains English subtitles, do not forget turn them on.
Video with bamboo heat treatment process
Videoreview made by Armin Hirmer, Malta archery
Speed of Hankyu Bow 71″
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This is my third bow from Sarmat and I wanted to order something special for my 50th birthday. And this bow is very special.
It is wonderful to shoot - powerful and full of character. I was expecting something graceful and restrained but this is a true Samurai Warrior weapon. It launches the bamboo kyudo arrows powerfully and extremely accurately.
I ordered the bow painted and with a custom graphic and I'm so happy with the result. As always the craftmanship is flawless.
This is an amazing bow and a joy to own.
The craftsmanship of this bow is flawless. It is absolutely a please to look at to hold and to shoot. I also ordered with 6 Kyudo style arrows. The arrows are also flawless and beautiful and they are perfectly matched to this bow. I am amazed at this combination. The customer service was awesome. Kateryna was also awesome. Sarmat archery is awesome. I can’t say enough good about this company and their service and products. I will definitely be buying more from this company.
The Bow is gorgeous. The quality is flawless and even after a year of use, it shows no signs of wear or tear.
I bought this bow in the 24#@28 for my younger brother to use as he's really into Japanese culture. I shoot warbows so I was keen to see how this one shoots as well, I'm astounded at how smoothly it draws and when I have the money will get one around the 30-35@28 mark to shoot myself/to assist my brother in his archery journey.
Shipping was incredibly quick considering the journey from the Ukraine to Australia as well, definitely keen.
I never tried a Japanese Bow before I got Hankyu from Sarmat Archery.
I thought it would be a smooth release Bow as I saw some videos on YouTube about Japanese Bows.. bit Hankyu surprised me, it gives a pinch when you release arrows from it..and it's pretty fast..
And I can use both sides and with different release ..
Altogether Hankyu gives a different experience that is Lovely...
So, I am Happy to have Hankyu ... Quality is awesome as standard of Sarmat Archery..and good for those you want to experience natural looking Bows..
I purchased a 45lbs bow with right hand set on the string.
Out of the box the bow was extremely aesthetically pleasing and felt pleasant in the hand. having now had a chance to shoot it I have to say that once it sets in, the bow is very pleasant. The shape facilitates good khatra and the limbs snap forwards with pleasing vigour. I also noticed very little if any hand shock, arrows shot consistently with good accuracy. I recommend the Kyudo style arrows.
All in all I would say the price is very fair for what you receive.
This is my first non modern bow and the quality for the price is astounding. Shoots very smoothly, nice comfortable grip. Not to mention it is addicting to shoot because of the right side thumb grip with no arrow shelf. I highly recommend this masterpiece of a bow.
A really stunning bow. Painted black with extra red windings: very beautiful. And indeed a powerful beast which shoots just nicely. Had a Hankyu before, made in the US for double the price, and was very unhappy with it. No comparison by far!
And very helpful and courteous customer service by Kateryna. I'd fully recommend products and company anytime.
My hankyu is beautiful and shoots great, Very smooth pull and release. The bamboo arrows are just as nice as the bow. My next order will probably be a yumi.
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
I initially ordered a 68'' Hankyu but because SarmatArchery had a 71'' one with a 34# at 28’’, I took it, and I did well! At first I thought it will be a little too heavy for me, but after a few shots it "set in" and became so smooth that is a real pleasure to shoot with it!The string is a little thin for my arrows (I ordered a set of Kyudo style arrows with it), but after adding a hemp second serving, as is custom in Kyudo, it is just right.Overall I have a very good impression of the bow, the finish is good, the string is nice, and while this particular bow is limited to 33'' draw length, it is more than enough for me and my arrows.I'll surely buy another one soon, with an even longer draw length, and I recommend all Japanese archery amateurs to get one!
I bought this beauty immedietly after finding this site and i dont regret it. It shoots really nice with only little handshock but that is to be expected from a bow with this size. It is very well made and it handles nicely. An absolute Treasure
I got the Hankyu 71" and a set of Kyudo arrows. Wow! For the price I paid this bow is a steal! The quality is outstanding, of both the bow and the arrows. Truly a fun bow to shoot. I have a co-worker that is a Kyudoka. He said that he really liked my bow, and it was a really good one. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
My 71" Hankyu has arrived - well done bow, nice work! Thanks for this bamboo beauty 🙂 I start learning to shoot with it correctly.Ps. I love the golden serving on the string.
The best bow that I have and meet the accuracy of bamboo arrow