Re: Villard de Honnecourt's crossbow
- If I can toss a couple of coins in...
It does look like a messenger line at the back of the bolt. The cup
doodad could be an adapter to allow a hunting point to be used to carry
a line. It looks in that regard like several line throwing devices I
have seen in the tools catalogs.
- --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, John edgerton <sirjon1@p...>
> The comment about being in constant motion, like giant birds.Makes me
> think the cloak was attached to both wrists. That would give abird or
> bat wing appearance and would also provide protection from bothsides.
Perhaps, but a regular style half-circle doesn't work. I have been
playing with some other styles (you probably guessed that)and have a
prototype that seems to work - even found some material that sorta
looks like feathers. I'll keep you posted off-line, or here if
anyone else in interested. Actually it will be cool and servicable
even if you are not an archer. And it will be semi-perod, being a
modified Gallic Coat.