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    Post by jbc98k on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:29 pm

    I have always been facinated with the crossbow, and have been a long time fan of David Watson and Ralph Payne Gallwey. It has always been a dream of mine to own a working 15th century military crossbow with a windlass. The heavier the better, I would to find a working reproduction with a heavy prod and draw weight of 1000lbs or so. I know this is a bit of a stretch, forgive the pun, but if anyone has any idea on who could make such a beast please drop me a line.

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    Post by Ivo on Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:40 pm

    Hi jbc98k,

    This here, is your man...

    http://www.todsstuff.co.uk/crossbows/windlass-crossbows.htm

    Welcome to the forum Smile

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    Re: Old fan New member, 15th century military Windlass CB

    Post by Basilisk120 on Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:42 pm

    hey and welcome.



    Ah man and I thought I was going to be the cool guy to mention Tods Stuff.



    Those Windlass crossbows are sweet.



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    Post by jbc98k on Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:51 pm

    Well gentlemen thank you so much for the tip on Tod's stuff. It looks like I might have to pick up that crossbow I always wanted. Its amazing he has exactly what I was looking for! Since I am on a role does anyone make a true composite prod crossbow to reproduce the crossbow of the 14th and 13th centuries? Thanks so much for help and the site.

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    Post by Ivo on Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:47 pm

    Well since you're on a roll, I'll roll with you. Smile

    Go to the above link again and in the orange side panel(on the left side of Todd's site) and look for a composite prod crossbow. I think he has it. Might want to drop him a note asking about that prod, but knowing Todd - it should be as legit as it gets.

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    Re: Old fan New member, 15th century military Windlass CB

    Post by Wilhelm on Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:43 pm

    It looks like the composite bow is actually a "composite" bow - a steel bow dressed to look like the real thing.

    jbc, a few folks on here have asked about/contemplated making a composite prod, but as far as I've seen the technique and expense have kept them from being available. I'd sure love to own one if they ever went commercial, too!

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