Unique Item—the crossbow you see in the photos is the actualy one you will get
Pull weight: 16 pounds at 2.5 inches
Bow: 3-years air-dried bamboo species "Xyoob Tuam Tswm" and smoked—traditional process for Hmong crossbows
Stock: Lati, sometimes known as White Wendge or Yaya
Includes 8 bowboo arrows: 2 made with traditional wood/bamboo fins, and 6 made with synthetic high-density polyethylene fiber fins—the former being more traditional and the latter being more durable.
Includes bamboo quiver with red oak bottom endcap
Bowstring made from 100% hemp fibers
8 inch taub (stock) with 10 inch nta hneev (bow), handmade by me—Neng! Every part of this mini bow is handcarved over the course of about 6 hours build time with 7 days to finish: I use 3 coats of boiled linseed oil, with 2 days of drying time between each layer. Lati is a hardwood from Africa with beautiful striations of white on soft orange—this soft orange color tends to deepen into a rich golden orange as the wood ages. This nta hneev fits exceptionally tightly into the taub and thus does not require wedges to seat it. The bow will come with the bowstring on the nta hneev, but you will have to string the bow each time you use it, and unstring it after each use—this is in order to prevent bow set.
This bow is mostly for fun...BUT it will certainly take out an eye, make you go blind, and draw blood. PLEASE BE CAREFUL! With a 16 pound draw weight at 2.5 inches and ~30 grain arrows, it can certainly kill small birds and rodents—think house sparrows, small mice, etc. But because of its small size, and the resulting short sight-radius, this crossbow is inherently less accurate than a fullsize crossbow...so again, please be careful. Always wear saftely goggles!
Do not buy this for a HMong funeral bow—those can be bought for about $20; they are made of cheap softwoods, are non-proportional, and are non-functional. Please contact me if you need a funeral bow and I can make you one for cheap.