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Re: [SCA-Archery] Help, please. I would like to buy a replica 15th-century-Era Crossbow.

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  • Carolus
    New World Arbalest would be my first recommendation. They may be found at http://www.crossbows.net/. Iolo makes fine bows and I have been pleases with mine
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 20, 2009
      New World Arbalest would be my first recommendation. They may be
      found at http://www.crossbows.net/. Iolo makes fine bows and I have
      been pleases with mine for the over 20 years I have had it. They are
      all based on period designs and are quite functional.
      Carolus

      At 07:16 AM 6/20/2009, you wrote:
      >Gentles All,
      > I have long wanted to join-in with the Archers at the SCA Events
      > we are able to attend in ID, when Archery marshalls are available.
      > I think I*'m too old, and it's too difficult to find somewhere to
      > practice where I live, to ever achieve much proficiency with an
      > ELB, though I have a nice replica re-enactment version from
      > Quicks; so I'd like to equip myself with a crosbow.
      >I have tried searches on the Net, but the many Suppliers names I've
      >found give me no indication of the quality of their producsts, no or
      >the authenticity-level of their various Models. And there are no
      >Crossbow archers in our little Island whom I might ask.
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      >I would therefore be extremely grateful if Members of this List
      >could give me some suggestions as to whose Product Lines I ought to
      >look at. I have no desire, obviously, for example, - to spend a lot
      >of money importing a "replica" "Combat-ready" [sic] crossbow from
      >the USA, only to discover I've bought a mere "wall-hanger".
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      > In Service to Insulae Draconis, and to Drachenwald,
      >Matthew Baker.
      >Hospitaller of West Dragonshire
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