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    Tod's new ballestrino in progress

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    Tod's new ballestrino in progress

    Post by Basilisk120 on Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:16 pm

    Just found this topic on myarmoury.com http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=19163
    Tod is working on creating a ballestrino, which is a small crossbow often called an assassins bow. It so far has some great pictures of it being built.
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    Re: Tod's new ballestrino in progress

    Post by Ivo on Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:16 am

    Fascinating little things aren't they? I was going to post some pictures, but some one beet me to it There is a link there that was posted by one of the My Armory members that leads to our mysterious Mr SAM talking about these crossbows on one of the Russian historical forums...wondering where did he disappear to.




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    Re: Tod's new ballestrino in progress

    Post by John Waller on Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:38 am

    Hopefully I'll get to drool over Tod's work on Saturday at TORM.
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    Re: Tod's new ballestrino in progress

    Post by John Waller on Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:55 am

    And it came to pass that I did get to see it. Tod kindly got it out of his display case to let me have a close look. Beautiful work! The bow is cocked by twisting the handle which draws back the string. I didn't ask the price but a friend did. Yours for only £1050 (about $1500).
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    Re: Tod's new ballestrino in progress

    Post by Pavise on Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:55 pm

    Thanks for the report John and I for one really envy you for being able to attend TORM. And for those who would like to know more, here's the URL for it.
    http://www.reenactorsmarket.co.uk/

    The next time I am in England I will make arrangements to visit with Tod and see his beautiful work first hand.

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    Re: Tod's new ballestrino in progress

    Post by John Waller on Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:13 pm

    Tod had six or so different bows on display - one day one shall be mine. Also at TORM were http://www.replicacrossbowworld.com who had some very different but also very fine bows on display. They are well worth a look.

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