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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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Assault on Piombino and Italian crossbows

Two panels with “Assault on Piombino”, oil on panel, mid-15 century. Very nice crossbowmen and crossbow details – tillers looks very “industrial”, style than later will reach its apogee in Spanish crossbow. This fragment is of special interst: it depicts … Continue reading

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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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