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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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New crossbows and new prod

Model of crossbow from Wallace Collection (aka Colonna crosbow) with plastic inlays and reliefs (in progress), budget version of 14th century crossbow with inlays imitated by plastic and epoxy, 14th century crossbow with horn and bone inlays and new bow.

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st. Nicolas church, Hagenau in the Elsass (1360)

Thanks to David Nicolle this image became almost iconic. Indeed it provides wealth of details: for example, buckle on the belt is visible, hook type is evident and its dimensions could be easily calculated. Crossbow is of classic “old” European … Continue reading

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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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Priming the prod

The prod on replica crossbow is primed prior to painting

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