Mongolian Recurve & Horseback Bow Sale

If you’re into traditional archery, then browse through our wares and selections of the finest and most budget-friendly bows for traditional and horseback archery. If you don’t get your package within 4 weeks, we’ll refund your shipping costs!

Why Buy a Traditional Bow?

Mongolian bows not only look badass but there are also practical reasons for why a traditional recurve bow might be a better choice for archery.

Traditional Sportsmanship

Not only are supporting local craftsmen who dedicate their lives to making these bows, but it’s an ancient sport that dates back thousands of years.

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Portable and Ease of Use

Compared with modern bows, traditional bows are much simpler and easier to carry. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on other gear and equipment.

Good Exercise

Recurve bows are harder to draw and require more upper body strength. It’s a upper body good excercise in itself that will develop your muscles.

Our Products

Every order is insured 100% (including shipping costs), in the very rare case your product is lost or damaged.
Shipping within 2-4 weeks. We’ll refund your shipping costs if your bow doesn’t arrive in 4 weeks.

Do You Want To Make a Special Order With a Custom Design?

Have a master craftsman carve your very own Mongolian bow with custom design and engraving. You can choose the color, engrave your name, slogan, and much more. Contact us for a quote. On average $500 – $900.


Office 1: JJ Tower 4, Ulaanbaatar, 11000, Mongolia
Office 2: Ramada Office #207, Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan


Weekdays – 10AM to 6PM GMT +8
Saturday – 11AM to 5PM GMT +8
Sunday – Closed

Customer Reviews

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Thanks for fast delivery!!! It’s perfect!!! My bow look good for winter hunting!!!


Elegant Work! thanks to seller and the master, I wanted to buy such a bow!


Great Bow. Beautiful!!!
Pretty!!! Just lovely.


What is The Mongol Bow?

The Mongolian bow is made using a combination of materials, typically wood, sinew, and horn. The core of the bow is made from wood, which provides flexibility and resilience. Layers of sinew (usually sourced from animal tendons) are then applied to the back of the bow, providing strength and increasing its power. Finally, layers of horn are added to the belly of the bow, which allows it to store and transfer energy efficiently.

The unique construction of the Mongolian bow gives it several advantages. Its recurved shape enables the bow to store more energy when drawn, resulting in faster arrow speeds and increased accuracy. Additionally, the combination of materials used in its construction gives the bow a high degree of elasticity and durability, allowing it to withstand the high tension generated when fully drawn.

History of The Mongolian Bow

The history of the Mongolian bow stretches back over two millennia, playing a vital role in the development and success of the Mongolian Empire. The bow has deep roots in the nomadic traditions of the Mongol people and has been refined and perfected over generations.

Early forms of the Mongolian bow can be traced back to the Scythian and Xiongnu cultures, which inhabited the Central Asian steppes. These ancient bows were typically made from wood, sinew, and bone, and their design laid the foundation for the development of the Mongolian bow.

The rise of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century, led by Genghis Khan and his successors, saw the Mongolian bow reach its pinnacle of refinement. The empire’s military success was greatly attributed to the exceptional skill and effectiveness of Mongol archers, who were renowned for their accuracy and mobility.

The Mongolian bow was specifically designed to excel in mounted archery, which was a central aspect of Mongolian warfare. The nomadic lifestyle of the Mongols and their dependence on horses shaped the bow’s characteristics. Its compact size, typically around 1.2 to 1.4 meters in length, made it easy to handle while on horseback. The recurved shape of the bow, with the tips curving away from the archer, increased its power and allowed for a longer draw length, resulting in greater arrow velocity and power.

Post Mongolian Empire

The Mongolian bow had a lasting impact on neighboring cultures and regions. It influenced the design and construction of other composite bows used in Central Asia, such as those of the Turkic and Persian cultures. The techniques and knowledge associated with crafting and using composite bows spread and influenced archery traditions in various parts of the world even until the 20th century.

Most notable the Qing empire and the Ottoman empire still used composite bows that were inspired by the Mongol bow well into the 20th century and proved to be an effective weapon over guns in certain cases.

Modern Mongolian Bow Archery

In modern times, the use of the Mongolian bow has seen a resurgence in various contexts, reflecting its enduring appeal and the appreciation for traditional archery.

Traditional Archery

Archery enthusiasts and practitioners interested in traditional forms of archery seek out Mongolian bows as a way to connect with the past and experience the unique characteristics of these historic weapons. Traditional archery clubs and organizations often offer training and events focused on the use of Mongolian bows, allowing individuals to learn and practice the techniques associated with this ancient style of archery.

Sporting Competitions

Mongolian-style archery competitions, both in Mongolia and internationally, are held to showcase the skill and accuracy of archers using traditional bows.

These events often attract participants from different countries who compete in traditional Mongolian archery disciplines. Such competitions contribute to the preservation and promotion of the Mongolian archery tradition and provide a platform for archers to test their abilities.

The most famous of them all, the Naadam festival archery competition. Men and Women compete for who’s the most skilled archer in these events.


In regions where hunting with traditional weapons is permitted, some individuals choose to use Mongolian bows for hunting. The bows’ power, accuracy, and silent operation make them well-suited for hunting various game, particularly in situations where a more traditional approach is preferred or required by regulations.

Cultural Festivals

The Mongolian bow continues to be an integral part of cultural festivals and demonstrations in Mongolia and other regions with Mongolian influences. During these events, archers dressed in traditional attire showcase their skills and perform archery demonstrations using Mongolian bows. This serves as a way to preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage associated with the bow.

Art and Decoration

Mongolian bows have become sought-after items for collectors and enthusiasts interested in traditional archery and historical artifacts. Some craftsmen specialize in creating replica Mongolian bows using traditional techniques, catering to collectors or individuals interested in owning a piece of archery history.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ever since I was a kid, I always had a fascination with bows. The skill, dexterity, and speed that are required to shoot one are not easy to master, but the pure badassness of it always captivated me. Here are some interesting facts about the Mongolian composite recurve bow and why it was one of the deadliest weapons through the Middle Ages.

How Mongolian Bow is Made

The mainframe comprises Birch, a readily available type of wood in old Mongolia, and a bowstring from dried animal hide. Sometimes for decoration and practical purposes, animal horns and bones were used as well. The body is glued together in layers to give it both flexibility and resilience, and the bow is strung in the opposite direction to give it a powerful flick when arrows are set loose.

The Draw Weight of Mongol Bows

Commercial Mongolian recurve bow is usually 120-140 cm or 48 to 55 inches in length and 20-70 lbs in poundage. However, there are recounts of it being 150 lbs of draw weight pull during Chinggis’ time.

The bow itself is compact enough to be wielded on horseback, yet powerful enough to pierce medium armor even for a smaller bow! However, it takes a longer time to make the Mongol bow and is also prone to damage if kept in a wet and moist environment.

Shooting Distance of Mongol Bow

According to history, skilled archers could shoot more than 400 meters and other accounts of master archers who could shoot arrows more than 500 meters. Zurgudai, AKA Zev, shot Chinggis Khaan from a great distance during the battle of the twelve sides.

Chinggis fortunately recovered and wanted to know the archer who shot him after his army won the battle. Zev spoke without fear of his actions, and instead of being executed, his life was spared for his honesty and great skill; he eventually went on to become a loyal general of Chinggis.

Use of The Mongolian Bow

Back in the old Mongolian era, everyone had to have an understanding and knowledge of the Mongol bow. Boys were required to train consistently and learned from a young age to hunt; even women had to be able to defend themselves with it if need be.

In battles, it was a devastating weapon when used on horseback. Mongolian soldiers sometimes carried more than one bow and different arrows for different purposes, whistling, flaming, and armor-piercing. Mongols were known to feign retreats and suddenly turn around to ambush the pursuers or deploy hit-and-run tactics.

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