Mini Hmong Crossbow | Rosewood Stock
Unique Item—the crossbow you see in the photos is the actualy one you will get
Pull weight: 37 pounds at 2.5 inches
Bow: 3-years air-dried bamboo species "Xyoob Tuam Tswm"
Stock: Rosewood, called Ntoo Maib Puaj Nyoog in Hmong after the Thai word พะยูง
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! The bow on this crossbow has not been smoked because it is already very thick—doing so would give it a draw weight that is needlessly too high for its size; it's already at 37 pounds! 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. Rosewood is a highly sought after wood that is extremely hard and beautiful. The nta hneev on this bow fits exceptionally tightly and thus does not require wedges to seat within the taub. 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. Because of its heavy draw weight and small size, this bow is relatively hard to string in comparison to others I currently have for sale.
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 37 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.