Tag Archives: 16c

Spanish set :-)

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Spanish crossbow update

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Mounted crossbowman, swiss, end XV-early XVI century

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Crossbow maker from “Panoplia Omnivm Illiberalivm Mechanicarvm Avt Sedentariarum artium genera continens”

Famous woodcut from late 16 century in high resolution. All tools are nicely detailed and recognizable. Full scanned book is available here

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Breaking the bow

Broke my prod yesterday. Nothing spectacular, just major crack. New prod is already in progress. On the bright side nobody was hurt and as consolation I got reference to Theuerdank engraving with composite prod exploding after string snapped (please click … Continue reading

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Siege of the Jealousy castle

Flemish tapestry, early 16th century (Hermitage, St.Petersburg). Note how crossbow… er…woman is using her thumb to hold the bolt in place.

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