The ancient Mongols developed this style with its distinctive bridge on which the string rests. The purpose of this design is to give the string a little extra "pop" when the string snaps against it. This gives this bow the advantage of higher arrow velocity yet has a bit more noise than the Hungarian or the Hun bow. The Mongolian measures 56" unstrung and 53 ½" strung with a 49" dacron string. Just like the Hungarian, this bow has ash syhas with fine wood or horn lamination and an arrow guard carved from fine wood or horn. . Very powerful. Fiberglass limbs, ash syhas (with lamination at tips of wood or horn), leather limb cover and stitching.