Many people asked a question on Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s bow. An archer named Jaswinder Singh explains and provides the answer.
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s bow’s peak draw weight was 225kg or 496 lb. Guru Sahib’s arrow traveled much faster than the fastest bow can produce in modern times given the draw weight. The amount of power needed to pull the string back is 496 lb or you can think of it as picking up a weight of 496 lb with one hand. The bow of Guru Sahib weighed 5kg alone.
Historical accounts narrate that Guru Ji fired an arrow from Gurdwara Moti Bhag into the bed of Bahadur Shah sitting at Lal Qila, Delhi.
The distance from the Gurdwara to the Lal Qila is about 15km but the fly distance is about 10km. Now days, an arrow fired from a bow will only travel about half a Km.
Jaswinder Singh stated that in the market at best a 70lb draw weight bow is available but he was able to have an 80lb bow made for a special order which is considered to be one of the fastest bows in the world. In one second, the arrow is able to go about 360ft in about 1 second. Just imagine how fast Guru Sahib’s arrow must have travelled.
About Guru Gobind Singh Ji's 9 Tanki Kamaan (Bow) ਗੁਰੂ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਕਮਾਨ 9 ਟੰਕ ਦਾ ਸੀ, 1 ਟੰਕ ਵਿੱਚ 25 ਕਿੱਲੋ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ। means Peak Draw Weight is 225 kg, means 496 lb.
Posted by Jaswinder Singh on Thursday, January 21, 2016