Piao Shi (飃石)

Chinese Sling Weapon
Drawing of a Piao Shi, from 'Ji Xiao Xin Shu (《紀效新書》)'.
Piao Shi (飃石, lit. 'Whirlwind stone') is the Chinese staff sling, consists of a short cord tied to one end of a five chi bamboo pole. It is usually employed in siege defence.

Sling was actually fairly rare in China, as sheep husbandry wasn't an important part of ancient China's agricultural economy.

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