I hope here to develop my knowledge of the historical construction of crossbows. I am a reenactor of fourteenth and fifteenth centuries so crossbows from this period are in my interest . My first project concerned the German crossbow from the second half of the fifteenth century, here are the results of the work:
there is one small construction mistake in this project, who will guess what it is?
Next up is the reconstruction of a crossbow built in 1382 for the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Unfortunately, there are a lot of problems with getting materials:
bed: cherry tree
bow: yew (cutting down is forbidden in my country ;/)
Most problematic is ivory and yew... Most probably begin another project.