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    Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed

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    Post by stuckinthemud1 on Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:20 pm

    Really anal questions. The stirrup supplied by my blacksmith is forged from 2mm mild steel and weighs 10oz.  I am in process of cleaning/filing/fine finishing.  Is the  weight in the right ball-park or do I need to file it down some?  Also, if anyone has photos of  late15th century oval stirrups I'd love to see them.

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    Post by Geezer on Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:47 pm

    Stirrup weight?  You ask Mr. Know-it-all about stirrup weight?  I am horrified to acknowledge that I have Absolutely No Idea.  Have never had a chance to handle an un attached stirrup, much less weigh them. Have seen some photos.  I'll look thru my pics and see if I can find examples. Geezer.
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 on Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:24 pm

    Thanks Geezer, much appreciated,  I just don't want to ruin the feel of the crossbow  by hanging a too heavy stirrup off the lath

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