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    Post by handmade Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:40 pm

    Here is a link to master crossbow maker Phil Abrams, he makes all his crossbows with a saw file and many hours of loving work in his humble work shop, I have seen these in person and they are amazing to behold the craftmsmanship involved,

    click on links to handmade crossbows pics..

    www.talismancrossbows.com

    http://talismancrossbows.com/index.php?option=com_rsgallery2&page=slideshow&gid=1&Itemid=4

    Visit the gallery at his web site
    http://talismancrossbows.com/index.php?option=com_rsgallery2&page=slideshow&gid=3&Itemid=4

    and yes they all work very well as shooters as well as art..

    Here is a link to a spanish web site that can be translated to english by pressing the flags and look in this Gallery for a awesome collection of crossbows
    http://www.ballestaperu.com/

    Both of these links are worth a visit for views of awesome crossbows..
    http://talismancrossbows.com/index.php?option=com_rsgallery2&page=slideshow&gid=3&Itemid=4

    I respect those who have the time and talent to build and create handmade crossbows..

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    Post by Ivo Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:41 am

    Thanks for the links and welcome to The Arbalist handmade,

    Lots of familiar faces and crossbows on that spanish website...and Phil Abrahams work...he has become a real inspiration to quite a few crossbow builders out there...I also like to admire his work...in fact up until now I was convinced he had a CNC plasma table in his back pocket Very Happy ...turned out I was wrong...brutally elegant...Bravo!handmade crossbows 51815


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    Post by Regerald Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:47 pm

    handmade wrote:
    www.talismancrossbows.com
    Did you mean
    www.talismancrossbows.co.uk ?
    Those designs indeed are very interesting, but do you really believe in those astronomical speeds they claim (360+ fps)?
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    Post by mac Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:30 pm

    The statistics do seem optimistic. I would feel better about it if the weight of the projectile were specified as well.

    At 4:22 in the video, you can catch a sort of a glimpse of what is going on mechanically in the bows with ridged, pivoted limbs. There is a big coil spring in the stock. Pulling back the limbs compresses the spring by means of levers.

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    Post by Ivo Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:45 pm

    I think you guys are on the right track here.



    Even though it looks like it was filmed with a cell phone, you can catch a glimpse of the arrows they are using. Smile

    But other than that, the crossbows do look very unique ...and heavy to boot Razz ...not a big fan of their bigger models, but the little guys are creepy little devils. cheers

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    Post by mac Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:16 am

    I don't really hold with shooting other peoples property, including, but not limited to warning signs. It gives the sport a bad name.

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    Post by juancheco Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:59 am

    I agree Mac..... Crying or Very sad

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