The Arbalist Guild

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Codex Löffelholz crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:14 pm

» Digitar prodsc
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:42 pm

» Troubleshooting
by Andy. Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:29 pm

» Arab Crossbow
by kenh Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:39 pm

» Skane/Lillohus crossbow thread
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:22 pm

» Wood Prods
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 30, 2022 12:47 pm

» Colletiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:54 am

» Simplified Löffelhotz speedloader
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 09, 2022 4:05 pm

» Fiberglass H-bows
by c sitas Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:44 am

» Bad Antler
by drawknife Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:48 am

» Anyone make their own bolts?
by Juniper Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:20 am

» Josef alm in English
by Juniper Sat Oct 15, 2022 4:22 am

» Qin/Han lock drawings
by kenh Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:16 pm

» stirrup dimensions?
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:49 pm

» Skane/Lillohus lockbow information needed
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:23 am

» need help contacting le musee Dauphinois Grenoble
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:22 pm

» Low Draw Weight Build
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:09 pm

» Trigger testing Rig/Jig?
by ora8i Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:13 pm

» best type of horn to use..
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:13 am

» Han Dynasty Chinese Crossbow
by hullutiedemies Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:00 pm

» Drawing of Crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:01 am

» "How To Make Everything": Early Crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:41 am

» Black inlay
by stuckinthemud1 Fri May 13, 2022 3:18 pm

» Roller nut details
by drawknife Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:44 pm

» 330#/7" wood bow
by Anatine Duo Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:08 am


2 posters

    Sharp bend in the tickler

    avatar
    fester
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows


    Posts : 39
    Join date : 2017-08-18
    Location : South sheilds, england

    Sharp bend in the tickler Empty Sharp bend in the tickler

    Post by fester Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:03 am

    How do I achieve one of those lovely looking points in the tickler? Is the only way to set up a forge and hammer it in? Also what is the purpose of such a feature? is it a primitive safety feature to avoid accidental shooting if the bow was layed down while cocked?
    Geezer
    Geezer
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer


    Posts : 1194
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 75
    Location : Austin, Texas, USA

    Sharp bend in the tickler Empty Re: Sharp bend in the tickler

    Post by Geezer Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:11 pm

    The sharp-pointed bend in medieval crossbows is usually found in 15th and 16th century German or central european crossbows.  When I forged my own triggers, it was always a real pain to make those... Yes, I used a forge, but a good welding torch will work as well.  Eventually I realized I had a conveniently hungry armorer-friend who was happy to make such triggers for only slightly more than the standard Western type, that have slightly rounded 90 degree angles, rather than a point.  So the easy way is: get a picture of what you want, find a smith or armorer, give him 25-30 bucks, then collect the trigger when it is done. 
    Why did they make them that way?  I have no idea... seems to serve no real purpose, save maybe a hook to hang your bow up, but it looks pretty cool.  Geezer.

      Current date/time is Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:26 pm