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

» Ball shooting Crossbows worth the bother
by topfmine Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:24 pm

» Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow
by Dark Factor Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:36 am

» Skew of tiller
by drawknife Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:18 am

» tiller desgin
by crusader Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am

» Want to build modern target crossbow
by ora8i Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:20 pm

» starting a 1400's replica
by tghsmith Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:25 am

» New Medieval just about finished
by Dark Factor Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:41 am

» How do I tune this
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:14 am

» Plans and materials for my first build
by c sitas Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:39 am

» Bolt rest
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:24 pm

» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:25 pm

» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am

» Late medieval tournament distances?
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am

» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
by kenh Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm

» Other forums like this one?
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:23 am

» new find in china, terra cotta warrior site
by tghsmith Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:42 am

» Crossbow Books
by Andy. Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:46 pm

» 95lb ancient crossbow shot faster than 960lb medieval
by Fangbows Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm

» best type of horn to use..
by kenh Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:16 pm

» re-introduction
by tghsmith Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:15 pm

» 4 fletch question
by 8fingers Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am

» fix bolts
by MPDVM Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm

» Reverse draw compound bow build
by c sitas Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:20 pm

» New Build for 2020
by Gnome Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:19 am

» Spanning bench ideas
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:07 pm


+6
Geezer
Todd the archer
Master Bran Padraig
JMC
Basilisk120
Lightly
10 posters

    New Crossbow Quivers

    Lightly
    Lightly
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 199
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 61
    Location : Austin, Tx

    New Crossbow Quivers - Page 2 Empty New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by Lightly Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:09 pm

    First topic message reminder :

    Hi folks;

    We now have new and improved quivers! We are using slightly thicker leather and wood, and putting a collar on them.

    I've been studying photos of old quivers and wanted to try something that was as authentic as possible, while still being able to be made inexpensively enough to be affordable. (Like our bows...)

    Tell me what you think, AND, if you have further suggestions!

    Thanks, and take care;

    Lightly

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swifthoundbows/sets/72157626239512220/


    Last edited by Lightly on Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:25 pm; edited 1 time in total
    testhero
    testhero
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 30
    Join date : 2010-11-08

    New Crossbow Quivers - Page 2 Empty Re: New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by testhero Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:58 pm

    Lighty. Some of the wood and leather quarel box cases that Durer was fond of painting might be doable on a comercial basis.
    Geezer
    Geezer
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 1194
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 73
    Location : Austin, Texas, USA

    New Crossbow Quivers - Page 2 Empty Left hand/ strange place

    Post by Geezer Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:33 am

    Lightly wrote:Also, Ivo, loving this drawing above!
    Interesting how correct the right hand holding the trigger and tiller appears, but.. the LEFT hand appears 'wrong' to me, too far back...
    Lightly

    Lightly: This shooting position, with right hand on tickler and left hand supporting the stock at the nut is fairly common in medieval art. I suspect the shooter has no bolt-clip, hence is holding the bolt in place at the nut. Almost all the bows from our shop use a metal or horn bolt-clip, hence we support the stock further forward. Geezer
    mac
    mac
    Master Weaponsmith
    Master Weaponsmith

    Posts : 560
    Join date : 2010-12-23
    Location : Near Philly USA

    New Crossbow Quivers - Page 2 Empty Re: New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by mac Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:23 am

    Geezer wrote:
    Lightly: This shooting position, with right hand on tickler and left hand supporting the stock at the nut is fairly common in medieval art. I suspect the shooter has no bolt-clip, hence is holding the bolt in place at the nut. Almost all the bows from our shop use a metal or horn bolt-clip, hence we support the stock further forward. Geezer

    Ditto. Do you see how the artist has shown his left thumb extended? We are supposed to imagine that it is over the nut, and holding down the butt of the bolt.

    I use this position when I shoot. It takes a bit of getting used to. Also, the tiller has to be quite thin and compact in the area of the nut, or you can't get enough of you hand around it. Thinness here is not a structural problem in a hook-spanned bow, because this area is not subject to any bending or compression loads during spanning.

    Mac
    testhero
    testhero
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 30
    Join date : 2010-11-08

    New Crossbow Quivers - Page 2 Empty Re: New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by testhero Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:03 pm

    Mac thanks for the explanation on hook spanned bows. I have wondered why Some tillers are slender to the point of looking fragile.

    Sponsored content

    New Crossbow Quivers - Page 2 Empty Re: New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:43 am