|Drawing of a Xiu Jian (highlighted), from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.|
An uncommon weapon, Xiu Jian was used by some pragmatic Ming generals during single combat as surprise weapon. Famous Ming general Liu Ting (劉綎) was particularly fond of, and skillful with, this weapon.
Ming period Xiu Jian did not have the spring-loaded launch tube like later models.
Liu Xing Jian (流星箭, lit. 'Meteor arrow')
|Drawing of a Liu Xing Jian (highlighted), from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'。|