|Drawing of a Bian Jian, from 'Chou Hai Tu Bian (《籌海圖編》)'.|
|Drawings of Bian Jian, from 'Bing Lu (《兵錄》)'.|
Chinese archers had been using arrow-guide, then known as Tong Jian (筒箭, lit. 'Tube arrow'), as early as Tang Dynasty.
|A Pyeonjeon (left) and Tong-ah (middle) alongside a normal arrow, from 'Yungwon pilbi (《융원필비》 or 《戎垣必備》)'.|