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Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Late Gothic Crossbows and Accouterments

merci à Jihaif et Emiltex pour ces réalisations...

merci à Jihaif et Emiltex pour ces réalisations...

The viking age ended in 1066 with the battle of Stamford Bridge. By then crossbows were common on the continent and were beginning to become popular in Scandinavia. This is not surprising since it was easier to train novices on crossbows in places with no popular tradition for traditional archery. This fellow is typical of a peasant of the late 11th century. Much has been made of the expense of crossbows, but the crossbow he carries is quite powerful and could be made by any skilled…

The viking age ended in 1066 with the battle of Stamford Bridge. By then crossbows were common on the continent and were beginning to become popular in Scandinavia. This is not surprising since it was easier to train novices on crossbows in places with no popular tradition for traditional archery. This fellow is typical of a peasant of the late 11th century. Much has been made of the expense of crossbows, but the crossbow he carries is quite powerful and could be made by any skilled…

The Chu-Ko-Nu is a 2,400-year-old Chinese repeating crossbow featuring a 10-shot magazine. It was a marvel of mechanical design that was still in use up until the era of gunpowder weapons. Make: On...

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The Chu-Ko-Nu is a Chinese repeating crossbow featuring a magazine. It was a marvel of mechanical design that was still in use up until the era of gunpowder weapons.

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Late Gothic Crossbows and Accouterments

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Late Gothic Crossbows and Accouterments

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Late Gothic Crossbows and Accouterments

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Late Gothic Crossbows and Accouterments

Piedmont crossbowman from the half of XIII century. He's equipped with a chapel-de-fer (iron hat) and a gambison, and armed with a falchion and a crossbow. The crossbow had a wood bow - the steel bow appeared later in the XV century.

Piedmont crossbowman from the second half of XIII century. He's equipped with a chapel-de-fer (iron hat) and a gambison, and armed with a falchion and a crossbow. The crossbow had a wood bow - the steel bow appeared later in the XV century.

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