Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Villard de Honnecourt's crossbow
- Yes, that does explain the cup and line with the little toggle thingie at
the front of the bow. I have used my crossbow using combat bolts to
throw fishing line in suspended ceilings to pull network cables.
In service to the dream
Carolus von Eulenhorst
On Mon, 05 May 2003 16:25:17 -0400 Frederick Fenters
> If I can toss a couple of coins in...________________________________________________________________
> It does look like a messenger line at the back of the bolt. The
> doodad could be an adapter to allow a hunting point to be used to
> a line. It looks in that regard like several line throwing devices
> have seen in the tools catalogs.
> Padraig MacRaighne
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- --- 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.