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Postby Ullr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:09 am

I picked this bow up and the seller had no information about it. He got it in an estate sale. Any information is appreciated. The fur on the limbs might be dog. They cover an iron limb. The riser and tips are cast bronze and the string is sinew or rawhide.
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Re: asian bow curiosity

Postby Ullr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:10 am

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Postby Ullr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:11 am

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Re: asian bow curiosity

Postby Bender » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:07 am

I've seen 2 or 3 up close and personal, that looked exactly like that. The ones that I've all handled were clearly wall hanger decorative pieces not intended to ever actually cast an arrow.
Not saying that such is the case with yours, but if you ever decide to actually shoot it, wear LOTS of heavy protective gear.
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Postby Ullr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:56 am

Definitely not a shooter. Ceremonial was my guess, but by whom and for what?
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Re: asian bow curiosity

Postby Bender » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:12 pm

Damned good question, and THAT i do not know. Have access to a University? Maybe somebody in the Languages Dept. can translate that inscription for you.
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Re: asian bow curiosity

Postby Hank » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:22 am

I am no expert but I do dabble a little in asian writing and dialects. I believe a loose translation of the inscription would be this -- "after the setting of many suns, purveyors of truth will gather in a place where warm beer is an acceptable substitute for breast milk"

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Re: asian bow curiosity

Postby Ullr » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:02 am

Hank wrote:I am no expert but I do dabble a little in asian writing and dialects. I believe a loose translation of the inscription would be this -- "after the setting of many suns, purveyors of truth will gather in a place where warm beer is an acceptable substitute for breast milk"

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No doubt it is something very close to that.
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Re: asian bow curiosity

Postby iron mike » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:35 pm

i believe it is japanese writing, not chinese.
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