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    Re: Medieval Croosbows

    Post by jds6 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:21 am

    Great pics! Is this your work?
    In the third picture , is that a cocking device toward the bottom of the picture? If so, more details please!!

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    Post by JMC on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:22 pm

    jds6 wrote:Great pics! Is this your work?
    In the third picture , is that a cocking device toward the bottom of the picture? If so, more details please!!

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    yes it is my work but just for fun!!
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    Re: Medieval Croosbows

    Post by chaz on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:11 pm

    JMC,

    Looks like a great gathering of folks who share common interests of period weaponry. Nice work ! Looks as if a good time was had by all !

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    Re: Medieval Croosbows

    Post by ferdinand on Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:58 am

    Wish people in europe were this enthousiastic! I would really like to go ! Thanks for the lovely pictures!
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    Re: Medieval Croosbows

    Post by kenh on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:17 am

    Ferdi -- that gathering was in Europe (France, where JMC is from). Unless the EU threw France out and I didn't hear about it Shocked
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    Re: Medieval Croosbows

    Post by ferdinand on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:44 am

    kenh wrote:Ferdi -- that gathering was in Europe (France, where JMC is from). Unless the EU threw France out and I didn't hear about it Shocked

    Ow crap! Haha, well europe whas a little to much maybe.
    Here in the netherlands, were i am from, people look at me like they have never heard of crossbows before! the south and east of the country is older land and especially in the south there still are medieval festivals. The majority of people there are roman catholic in origin wich i think makes the difference.
    Were i am from people are mostly related to the Frisian people of the north whom are verry proud and 'free' of spirit wich has to do with there close relation to the vikings. Tall people with blond or red hair. Its a bit like the people above the wall in england. Celtic origin.
    Anyway, France is a long drive from were i live! Allthough most American or Canadians will laugh at those distances! Paris is 5 hours drive by car. Anyway, sorry for the mistake!
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    Re: Medieval Croosbows

    Post by kenh on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:03 am

    Five hours by car and I'm still in the same State, Ferdi! Sleep

    You may well be right about socio-cultural differences and the popularity of things like crossbows.
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    Post by ferdinand on Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:09 am

    See!? I told ya so! Haha! France is a big country so it can take anything from 5 up to 13 hours driving. Couple of months from now we do our own annual rifle match/bow/crossbow-day! We shoot everything and anything we can within, or bordering the legal limits haha!
    A whole pig on a roast and lots of beer! Every year the winner of last year gets to pick a theme. This year is 'jungle hunt' english style. Charging elephants an monkeys and an ocasional indian haha. If u cant go to a festival just make ur own!
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    Re: Medieval Croosbows

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:15 am

    I do make my own, Ferdi. This coming October is my forth annual Stone Age Skills Celebration, at my club in Deerfield, MA. I have atlatl competitions, bolas, slings, archery, crossbows, stone knapping, primitive skills of all sorts. It is a ton of work but a lot of fun. This year, I hope to have a stone circle build, if all works out. We get at least 250 participants, so relatively small but it is still a growing event. People travel from all over New England and NY for this. I hope someone from the Arbalist Guild will come this year.
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    Post by ferdinand on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:55 am

    250 people is great! Lots of fun i think! To bad i dont live anywere near u! I would surely go join u! Maybe one day....

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    Re: Medieval Croosbows

    Post by MargotMainsNoires on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:06 am

    Ferdinand, closer to you, there is Belgium in where there are quite a lot of crossbows lovers. I strongly suggest visiting "Le Grand Serment Royal de Saint Georges des Arbalétriers de Bruxelles" http://www.arbaletriers-saintgeorges.be/ . This is an incredible place and the people are very nice. We were there some time ago JMC and I. This is a shooting place like no other one: this is a training place as well as a museum and a cosy café! However, to be permitted to enter, you'll need to contact them first and make an appointment because it is enclosed in a gouvernmental area.
    In Paris, you'd definitely need to visit the Museum of war at Invalide (Musée des armées).

    As for my friend JMC, he moves his beautifull crossbows from place to place in the medieval fairs in the North of France and maybe sooner or later in Belgium.
    He is also used to show his work in a French forum, Webarcherie, here: http://www.webarcherie.com/forum/index.php?showforum=82
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