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.


  • 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

  • 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 ...

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

  • TheHitchiker42 (Feb 10, 2019)

    Perhaps you didn't read through as many of the comments, but a comment like "Lets see him do it without the electric rice steamer" are really not comments that one would expect. Kind of like someone building a log cabin with an axe, hand saw and wooden mallet, and then someone complains that they used an electric grinder to sharpen the axe instead of a file and stone.

  • 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

  • Eye Dupppz (Feb 3, 2019)

    *The ultimate weapon against VEGANS!*

  • dima belane (Feb 9, 2019)

    😂😂😂 though bow is not vegan

  • Vxxex (Dec 21, 2018)

    I thought I clicked the wrong video in the beginning.

  • NPC#535478863 (Feb 5, 2019)

    Vito Junius The tendons found in the leg are the fibers that you see later on in the video.

  • NoneOfYour Beeswax (Jan 20, 2019)

    To be honest I wasn't entirely sure until it was almost complete... when it was shaped like an almost complete circle I even wondered for a moment had I misunderstood and was this "bow" going to be some kind of musical instrument? It didn't help that I thought the back was the front and vice versa until the final shaping!

  • 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. :)

  • Ananas Morrouz (Dec 24, 2018)

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

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  • UndrState (Dec 26, 2018)

    Glad this came up on my recommendeds , subbed .

  • Anizar AR (Jan 3, 2019)

    Legand has it that once the bow was completed, the war was over. The end.

  • thai stick (Jan 30, 2019)

    Anizar AR if one goes to war then one going to be a dead mofo regardless of what one bring or not bring......as for me, I rather have a bow and go hunting, targeting 😂

  • Aebe mac Gill (Jan 25, 2019)

    +Zwe While everyone else is off getting slaughtered, you could look forward to deer hunting with your new bow.