Horseback Ottoman Archery Set
Archery is one of the famous sports of the Ottomans. Those who encountered them in the battlefield since ancient times spoke with admiration of the Turkish skill in shooting arrows. The Turks used short but very strong springs. There was no precedent in using the arrow as both infantry and cavalry. They used to shoot arrows at the target from a fast-moving horse. The famous archers’ quarry established in Okmeydanı, trained unique masters in the 15th and 16th centuries. In the meantime, the ranges set with reed and wooden arrows thrown in the winds blowing in directions such as south, south, east, west, qibla, land, and star, that is, the records are too high to reach. He gave a feast. During these banquet festivities, Tozkoparan İskender, one of the important figures of Turkish Archery History, pierced 5 shields that were placed inside each other with the arrow he fired from the horse. The achievements of this master belt are great enough to be the subject of legends. Within the borders of the Ottoman Empire, no arrow shooting could take place further than the 1281.5 sights (845 meters) of Tozkoparan Iskender’s Sunrise.
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