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.
This medieval crossbow is typical of Central and Western European war crossbows, with its distinctive shape and use of decoration, they make striking weapons. The style was used throughout the...
This hunting crossbow is typical of German sporting crossbows of the 17th Century. It has a sculptural stock that is starting to have the forms of later gun stocks, but...
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....