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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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