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    Post by Crossbowman on Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:50 pm

    Hi guys!

    I am very keen on European traditional crossbows, now trying to find contact details of Mr. Jens Sensfelder (or another steel prod maker) in Europe who could help me with a crossbow project , so please could you share them with me? Thanks in advance !!
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    Post by banuvatt on Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:29 pm

    What about this? https://www.digitarc.com/Steelprods.html
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    Post by banuvatt on Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:53 pm

    They make steel crossbow prods between 500 and 700lbs. So I would definitely back some safety cords or leather just as some insurance.
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    Post by Geezer on Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:42 pm

    Some years ago, a customer bought a @ 350 lb. steel prod with proper rolled ends for a 16th century style German sporting bow.  It looked right and seemed quite satisfactory.  The customer wasn't so satisfactory, but the crossbow was very nice. Geezer
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    Post by Geezer on Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:57 am

    Dumb: I left out the bit that said the steel prod was made by digitarc.  It looked very correct and shot okay. (I only did 2 test shots, not a full workup.  Why? because it was 350 lb. and very hard to pull, even with my wippe lever... which later broke. Geezer.
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    Post by banuvatt on Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:50 am

    How did it break your wippe lever? Did it break where the hook was?
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    Post by Geezer on Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:24 pm

    No, it broke in the middle of the arm... I never intended it to pull over 300 lb, but with a fencing helmet and gloves, I thought it work the try.  It didn't actually break with the strong bow, but with another, later.  I think the strong bow fatally weakened it, though.  DRW

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