Medieval Crossbows

Medieval Crossbows

Romans used crossbows as early as the forth century, however evidence of their use has be found in other parts of the world as well. Crossbows were first brought to England by the Normans in 1066 and soon became an important weapon in history. These Medieval Crossbows were used in open warfare as well as for hunting and were widely employed in England through the time of Elizabeth. In fact, the large crossbow was more powerful than any longbow and whereas the lighter crossbows were quite effective for use in the field by armor clad soldiers, the large and giant crossbow were used in the attack and defense of fortified places such as castles. These giant crossbows were crucial in attack and were able to shoot a bolt or burning missile with such power to impale a stone wall, however the castle tower afforded an advantageous position for their use as the bolts had a much farther reach when employed at the top of a fortified wall. This extra altitude allowed the missiles to be fired into the air and allowed them to sail a further distance and impeded the charge of an attacking force, the bolts could be launched in as the altitude and view from such a vantage point could as the walls as well as deliver the height needed to sail over the more powerful than any longbow.
Buy Wood Slingshots - the ancient weapon of defense and sport was used throughout the centuries from Rome, and Greece to Medieval Europe. This slingshot is 9-1/2" long and made in Italy. Take aim!
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Small Medieval Crossbow
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Circa 1644. This unique medieval pistol crossbow of long ago has been beautifully reproduced in Italy and is a fascinating decorative replica, with moving parts. This medieval crossbows size and shape appear much like a pistol.
Price: $52.00
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Stylish yet effective this is the perfect medieval European crossbow for a fearless maiden! Whether it be for its beauty or history you will want this medieval styled maidens crossbow for your collection. Each is built in Italy with functioning parts but is intended for decoration. Each comes complete with its own feathered arrow. 21-1/2"L x 15-3/4"W.
Price: $88.00
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Medieval Crossbows - A most trusted line of defense for the medieval castle in middle age warfare was the fearless guard, atop the tower with his tower guards crossbow. This beautifully made replica is made in Italy and is intended for decorative use, however, has moving parts.
Price: $178.00
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European giant medieval crossbows of the Middle Ages saved many a Castle from siege. Crossbows were brought to England by the Normans in 1066 and soon became an important weapon in history.
Price: $398.00
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Itallian ancient crossbow. The power and fortitude of the mighty Ram, a beast of the wild that faces its opponent in a relentless stand of strength is depicted on this unique crossbow.
Price: $448.00
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