It is a stylization of medieval Mongolian bow. This is very fast bow.
Materials: wood, fiberglass, patch of horn on handle and ends.
Base model (wood, fiberglass, patch of horn on handle and ends) – 290$
Lux model (wood, fiberglass, precious wood on limbs, patch of horn on handle and ends) -340$
Total length: 56″
Draw weight: 25-50#
Max. draw length: 32″
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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