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“Saracen” crossbows

Mounted crossbowman from Nicolle (Sirian, second half of XIII century, British Museum 69.1-20.3) Sergey’s last year plans for Alhambra crossbow in its present state. Prod is usually considered later replacement (see Hoffmayer). Binding is definitely not original and prod itself … Continue reading

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Italian crossbow – version 2

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Italian crossbow – technical drawing in progress

Drawing by Sergey Mityanin based on Italian crossbow from Venice. This is first version, some mistakes are not corrected yet.

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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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Detail of crossbow prod

Croosbow stock from above. From very informative discussion on VikingSword Note how the horn and bone inlays are interlocked, maximizing bonding sufraces and adding impressive visual effect.

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