Very little is known about these small medieval and renaissance crossbows and there are very few in existence, but all were loaded with a screw jack in the grip and usually had a top trigger and were often highly decorated.
They are also known as assassins crossbows, though the low impact energy really counts this out, so we suspect they were rich men's ‘executive toys’ rather than weapons.
The bow has a high poundage at 220lb, but the short draw length means this cannot be translated into a powerful shot. However they are great fun.
Crossbow bolts made to suit your bow, in 3 different varieties and all with ash shafts. If you have purchased a crossbow from me it will come with 3 bolts....
Simple early medieval crossbow styled after the Colletiere a Charavines crossbow. This was most likely a hunting crossbow and features a notch that holds the string and a lever to...
A simple medieval crossbow form, based on manuscript artwork. The bow is yew and the stock is traditional in form, though the crossbows at this time had no stirrup. The...