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    Re: Medieval Crossbow Replica

    Post by phuphuphnik on Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:09 pm

    I lost it at the shopvac. Nice overview!
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    Re: Medieval Crossbow Replica

    Post by kenh on Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:53 pm

    Too bad the medieval crossbow welding and whatnot was accompanied by modern crap music instead of some really nice medieval melodies.   IMHO the video is unfortunately a mishmash of modern and very late medieval.  IIRC, most "medieval" (pre-1500) crossbows did not utilize steel prods.
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    Re: Medieval Crossbow Replica

    Post by Geezer on Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:44 pm

    According to scholars (Egon Harmuth and Josef Alm, among others, steel crossbows actually show up in literature/records @ 1350.  By the 1500s they seem to make up the majority of Extant Bows (what has survived may be a non-representative sampling) Certainly there are plenty of extant horn/sinew bows in various collections.  Years ago I saw some inventories from 14th century (as I recall) amories... at least one was Teutonic Knights.  The crossbows listed in their armories seem to have been a majority of wooden bows and a minority (say 15-20 percent) bows of 'cornu' Which I take to be horn/sinew composites.  It appears the best export crossbow prods came from Italy and Spain. 
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    Re: Medieval Crossbow Replica

    Post by Geezer on Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:48 pm

    That's export steel crossbow prods.  The major Spanish makers of steel prods came from a town very near Toledo (famous for its excellent swords) I believe this reflects not only superior steel making techniques, but probably a superior iron ore as well.  Most of the Spanish crossbow prods I have seen were relatively thicker in proportion to width and some are very short.  Perhaps Spanish steel had greater strength, which allowed them to be stressed higher than the wider/flatter Italian and German crossbow prods.  Unfortunately, I don't know enough about steel manufacture to pursue the question further.  Geezer.
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    Re: Medieval Crossbow Replica

    Post by kenh on Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:29 pm

    Thanx Geezer.  Always glad to receive your wisdom

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