Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci
by msalazar2310 Today at 10:37 am

» Goats Foot Lever
by Geezer Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm

» Hickory and Ipe 180lb flatbow
by actionbow Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm

» goat foot questions.
by Geezer Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 am

» My latest crossbow
by actionbow Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 am

» Prod questions....
by Geezer Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:58 pm

» convert compound cross bow to ball shooter
by kenh Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:34 am

» Skane Lockbow replica (and making of)
by actionbow Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am

» horn inlay and veneer
by Geezer Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:21 am

» String traps bolt to tiller when loosed
by Geezer Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am

» How close to original would you go
by jamesjohnson Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 am

» Crossbow bullet bolt's
by Geezer Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:27 pm

» Moving the nut lugs forward.
by Dark Factor Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm

» Bridle length and waxing?
by Geezer Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm

» Draw length VS. prod length on wood prods
by Dark Factor Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:32 am

» Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows
by Dark Factor Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am

» Medieval stirrup crossbow
by Dark Factor Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am

» Reciprocating Saw?
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 am

» Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod
by Crossbowmen Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:43 pm

» Leaving the prod strung?
by JacobL Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:37 pm

» Crossbow for a 8 year old kid
by Daniel Levesque Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 pm

» Chinese carpenter make bed crossbow, earlest repeating crossbow and chu-ko-nu
by c sitas Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm

» Linen or Hemp String
by kenh Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:47 am

» New member
by Geezer Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:00 pm

» Why the ratchet in Greek gastraphetes can hold on the string force?
by Dark Factor Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:20 pm


    New crossbow book.

    Share

    jeep
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 379
    Join date : 2011-04-07

    New crossbow book.

    Post by jeep on Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:45 am

    Have just finished  this book tittle: "A deadly Art" byDirk H Breiding, former  assistant curator in the department "Arms and Armour" in Metropolitan museum.
    You find a good historical account about medieval crossbow even if nothing very new. Pictures are interesting, some item depicted are exceptional. But the author is talking of those weapons like art piece, like a scholar would do a description of a canvas, not like a crossbow practiser: He don't really talk about the support but about the art... . He make very breve mention of technical point, you hardly find any close pictures or measurement like Jens Sensfelder book (crossbow in the Netherlands army museum) He refer about him as friend and advisor, to bad he don't let him right the book. I feel a bit frustrated, I see it like a unique lost occasion to enter in this fabulous collection, art is in no point opposed to technique beauty go often with efficiency. It certainly will awake the interest some people not knowing the matter, also the book is cheap witch is one of the good point. But for the more interested Sensfelder,Richter Harmut, paterson Alms and many other are irreplaceable and would be a better choice. Now this is my very personal opinion...
    avatar
    mac
    Master Weaponsmith
    Master Weaponsmith

    Posts : 560
    Join date : 2010-12-23
    Location : Near Philly USA

    Re: New crossbow book.

    Post by mac on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:06 pm

    I got a quick look at an advance copy of Dirk Breiding's book a couple of weeks ago.  I did not have much time to look at it, and Dirk kept complaining about how the publisher had screwed up the color balance in a couple of the pics... But from what I could see, it looked like a "must have" book, and I look forward to getting a copy.

    It would be nice to have more technical info on the crossbows in the book, but the bottom line is that it is a publication of a prestigious art museum, about objects in their collection.  The guys who control the purse strings are all about Art.  The Met has been pretty slow in publishing their crossbow collection at all.  I am glad to have anything, even if it is not all we could hope for.

    Mac
    avatar
    Armbrustier
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 29
    Join date : 2012-01-23

    Re: New crossbow book.

    Post by Armbrustier on Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:17 am

    As Mac said, this is not a crossbow book, it's a catalog about Metropolitans crossbow collection. It would have been nice with a bit more info but I think it's nice anywhey.
    Nice to see that an article of mine is mentioned, Dahlström 2011!

    Hermit
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 245
    Join date : 2013-09-10

    Re: New crossbow book.

    Post by Hermit on Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:04 am

    Crossbows,and crossbow shooting is,unfortunately,a minority interest.Even though it is a minority interest,in my opinion the amount of literature available is inexcusably small.There are many books out there on gunsmithing,and guns,how many on crossbows,and crossbow building?.If it was'nt for websites like ours,crossbows,and crossbow building would likely die a slow death.As with everything else in life nowadays,it's all about supply and demand.
                                                   Hermit.

    Sponsored content

    Re: New crossbow book.

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:10 pm