Xiaoshao Bow | Zwe

  • Published on:  10/7/2018
  • Making a composite bow from buffalo horn, sinew, and wood.
    The bow was made in 9 months, including seasoning time, based on drawings and descriptions of a Ming dynasty bow design called Xiaoshao gong. It is 55 pound at 30 inch.


  • Jeff Wulf (Dec 16, 2018)

    me- "That's perfect, can't be any better than that.." (adds snake-skin) - WOW.

  • Aigars Millers (Feb 1, 2019)

    the same bro...

  • Yuchow Chung (Jan 29, 2019)

    +崩星咆哮炮 snake skin used on an instrument is not for decoration. It's because the snake skin's vibration feature makes it perfect for amplifying instrument sound.

  • TheHitchiker42 (Jan 28, 2019)

    As I watched the video, I was amazed by the craftsmanship that it took to take this from a pile of raw materials to a fine bow. But then I read the comments, people questioning value, criticizing the time, (9 months was the construction time, not the hours spent building this work or art), others complaining about other posts, everything from someone being stupid for thinking the bow has one value while someone else seems to think they can but a better bow off Amazon, or some strange reference to some ...

  • Mihai Zograf (6 days ago)

    Passion, art, love of history, love of ancestors, and above all, love of beautiful things !!! VERY, VERY NICE !!!

  • same problem these days in my profession as a luthier... people have seem to have lost relation to quality..

  • Eye Dupppz (Feb 3, 2019)

    *The ultimate weapon against VEGANS!*

  • dima belane (Feb 9, 2019)

    😂😂😂 though bow is not vegan

  • ferrarigirl666 (Dec 25, 2018)

    My toughts at 18:50 *dont break, DONT BREAK!*

  • Ferggie Ferguson (Feb 8, 2019)

    ferrarigirl666 mk

  • Black Comet (Feb 8, 2019)

    It got really quite and I was listening for any cracking. Those tendons work extremely well at distributing stress and keeping form. I now have a much greater understanding as to why the bow is regarded as one of the most important inventions.

  • Todd Hageman (Dec 22, 2018)

    Some will find this vid boring but I think it is fascinating. What a craftsman!

  • Kenneth see (Jan 29, 2019)

    Yup I did find the ancient way of making something with modern power tools a bit of cheating and dull. I can make old style chosticks with a table saw and a cnc machine

  • Rebel1280 (Dec 20, 2018)

    Adds snake skin: +5 Poison and +5 DEX

  • Liam Loquing (Feb 7, 2019)

    this make me laught hahahah XD

  • Your Forest (Feb 1, 2019)

    -5 WIT

  • Ananas Morrouz (Dec 24, 2018)

    Видео 24 минуты, ни разу не перемотал, правду говорят. На работающего человека можно смотреть вечно

  • Сам такой!

  • David G (Jan 15, 2019)

    This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen in YouTube... I've never wanted a bow so badly in my life.. Haha

  • Joseph Lee (Feb 7, 2019)

    David G, I too think it is the coolest object made strictly with two bare hands. No machines, not even a piece of sandpaper. Everything was natural and from nature. :)

  • UndrState (Dec 26, 2018)

    Glad this came up on my recommendeds , subbed .

  • Tâm Nông Lương (13 hours ago)

    t cứ tưởng của ng tây làm đến khi thấy quả thước An toàn giao thông 😅😅