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 whole of the 15thC and used composite bows. This bow uses a steel bow clad to look like a composite.
These crossbows usually used a cranequin to span them but they work equally well with the more economic goats foot lever.
The medieval crossbow can be supplied from 300lbs to 650lbs (500lbs maximum for goats foot lever).
A goats foot lever can be seen used here:
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...