This simple medieval crossbow is typical of 14thC military crossbows, with a blocky stock, stirrup and a lashed faux 'composite' bow.
The medieval crossbow can be supplied from 170lbs to 500lbs and dependent on draw weight, can be spanned by hand, belt, doubler belt or goats foot lever.
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This crossbow is typical of many medieval 15thC munition quality war crossbows so it is plain. Bow irons came in around 1400 though lashing was also still used, and this...
15thC medieval windlass crossbow - 880lbs Ash stock, linen string, sprung trigger and steel windlass. Often called a rampart crossbow. This crossbow is a massively powerful winch operated artillery weapon...
This medieval crossbow is typical of many 15thC munition quality war crossbows so it is plain and rather blocky. Bow irons came in around 1400 though lashing was also still...