Tong Zi Jian (筒子箭)

Ming Dynasty Dart Thrower
Drawing of a Tong Zi Jian (highlighted), from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.
Tong Zi Jian (筒子箭, lit. 'Tube arrow'), also known as Tong Jian (筒箭), is a large, open-ended bamboo tube that contains fifteen to twenty darts, sometimes poisoned. This weapon is supposed to be launched by hand, although the exact mathod of using it is yet unknown.

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