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    Post by coreythompsonhm Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:55 pm

    Its good to see so many people interested in medieval crossbows! Very Happy

    I'm doing research on making a late fifteenth germanic crossbow, preferably a horn and sinew prod. Looks like I have a lot of studying to do!
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    Post by kenh Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:59 pm

    Welcome Corey;

    For the Right Stuff on horn/sinew prod/bow construction techniques etc. you may also want to check out www.atarn.org - the Asian Traditional Archery Network - with its massive collection of examples and historical references to composite hornbow construction.
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    Post by Hotspur Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:15 pm

    About 3/4 of the way down this page is an interesting cross section of a convex composite horn prod:

    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7516&page=2&pp=30

    The variegations are interesting maybe someone knows what that is about? Increased surface area? With limited German translation I gather the horn prod was covered in pigskin and some kind of flax fiber...
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    Post by mac Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:32 am

    This whole thread on the Viking Sword forum is very worth looking at. http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7516&page=1&pp=30

    Also this one http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7457&highlight=gothic+crossbows

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