Huo Nu Liu Xing Jian (火弩流星箭)

Ming Chinese Dart Launcher
Drawing of a Huo Nu Liu Xing Jian, from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.
Huo Nu Liu Xing Jian (火弩流星箭, lit. 'Fire crossbow meteor arrow') is a disposable dart-launching handgonne made of bamboo. It consists of a two chi five cun long bamboo tube that is wrapped in tendon, hemp and iron wire then reinforced with glue and lacquer, as well as a wooden handle reinforced with iron bands. The bamboo tube is loaded with gunpowder, a sabot and ten poisoned darts, then sealed with paper.

Despite its name, this weapon has nothing to do with crossbow.

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