Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: crossbows
- It is not very good on the history. (Ninteenth century, English, jingoist, antiquarian, mutter, mutter). I Plan to write the book to replace it.
Baron Charles O'Connor
From: Anthony <anthonyspangler@...>
Sent: Sun, December 6, 2009 12:35:51 PM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: crossbows
Long time lurker, first time poster (here). Been a while since I read it, but if memory serves, this was an interesting read on the subject. Might be worth a look.
--- In SCA-Archery@ yahoogroups. com, Carolus <eulenhorst@ ...> wrote:
> First, making a period design crossbow is really much simpler than
> making a modern one. Second, NEVER use screws or bolts to attach the
> prod, putting holes in the prod will result in a weak spot and
> eventually catastrophic failure.
> Cleve Johnson wrote:
> > I am not overly concerned with period authenticity as much as having a functional and accurate shooting crossbow. I want it to look somewhat like a period crossbow, but I prefer to use a fiberglass prod, which I can cover in leather.
> > Eadric
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