|No(śW)-A big bow which fires arrows or stones in rapid succession|
No is an advanced form of a bow with a brass projectile device installed in the hole drilled at the end of the contraption's framework where a bow is placed at a right angle.
Most of the places where "No" contraptions were excavated are along Nakrang vestiges of the early Iron Age.
There are some records that indicate "No" were used in Goguryeo, Silla, and Baekje. Especially in Silla, the manufacturing technique of Pono and Chano(both different forms of No) was known to be far more superior than that of other countries.
We might get some idea of the advanced ingenuity at that time from an old tale. When Shilla was under the rule of King Jinpheong, Tang empire of China wanted to learn the secrets of No-making from the technician Ku Jincheon, but he would refuse to give away the secret.
"No" is comprised of a bowstring hasp, a gunlock which holds the hasp and a trigger slanted down below the hasp. So if one should pull the trigger the bowstring hasp is drawn downward and at the same time the bowstring snaps launching the arrow.
"No" is a powerful weapon capable of discharging continuous rounds of arrows much further than an average bow.
|Various Images of No|