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Crossbows - Pricing

All our crossbows are made to be fully operational, working bows as similar to the originals as we can make them . They come ready to shoot and with 3 appropriate bolts and are supported by demonstration videos on Youtube.

Our bows are finished to a very high standard of quality and accuracy by craftsmen that understand medieval crossbows in all their forms, proportions, technologies and materials, so that the bows are just as real as the originals – just newer.

Each bow type is listed with a series of mostly optional, additional costs so that you can see what each element you include will cost. Many crossbows will require spanning devices and the various Options:
will also be shown. We would advise the following draw weights are not exceeded for the spanning methods shown.

  • Hand spanned: 180lb
  • Spanning belt: 250lb
  • Doubler belt: 400lb
  • Goats foot lever: 400lb
  • Cranequin: 700lb
  • Windlass: 1200lb

5thC BC Gastraphetesimg - gastraphetes crossbow

Oak stock and slider, bronze trigger components, painted linen covered modern composite bow, linen string, 3 ash bolts with forged heads.

Price:: £1,200

Options:
30–70lb draw weight; no extra charge
71-110 lb draw weight; £60 extra

Spanning Device: Hand spanned


10th to 11thC Simple Hunting Crossbow

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Ash or fruitwood stock, hemp binding, box wood trigger bar, waxed linen string, yew bow. 50-150lb.

Price: £600

Options: None

Spanning Device: Hand spanned up to 150lb


12th to 14thC Yew Crossbow

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Ash stock, hemp binding, reinforcing pin, iron side plates and nut. Sprung iron trigger, waxed linen string, yew bow. 150–300lb.

Price: £950

Options: None.

Spanning Device:
Hand spanned up to 180lb
Spanning belt up to 300lb


14thC Steel Crossbow

Ash stock, hemp binding, iron stirrup, reinforcing pin, iron side plates and nut. Sprung iron trigger, waxed linen string, steel bow with forged rolled tips. 250-450lb.

Price: £650img - 14thc steel war bow

Options:
Antler nut plus £150
350-450lb plus £100
Blacked iron work plus £30

Spanning Device:
Goats foot lever plus £180
Spanning belt and hook plus £140
Spanning belt with doubler pulley £200


14thC 'Composite' War Crossbow

Ash stock, hemp binding, iron stirrup, reinforcing pin, iron side plates and nut. Sprung iron trigger, waxed linen string, decorated linen and wood covered steel bow with forged rolled tips. 250-450lb.img - 14thc composite war bow

Price: £800

Options:
Antler nut plus £150
350-450lb plus £100
Blacked iron work plus £30

Spanning Device:
Goats foot lever plus £180
Spanning belt and hook plus £140
Spanning belt with doubler pulley £200


15thC 'Battlefield' Crossbow

Ash stock, hemp binding, iron stirrup, reinforcing pin, iron side plates and nut. Sprung iron trigger, waxed linen string, steel bow with forged rolled tips. 150lb. img - 15thc battlefield crossbow

Price: £550

Options: None

Spanning Device: Hand spanned

 


15thC 'Munition' Crossbow

Ash stock, hemp binding or bow irons, iron stirrup, reinforcing pin, side plates and iron nut. Sprung iron trigger, waxed linen string, steel bow with forged rolled tips. 250-450lb.

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Price:: £650

Options:
Antler nut plus £150
350-450lb plus £100
Blacked iron work plus £30
Bow irons plus £140

Spanning Device:
Goats foot lever plus £180
Spanning belt and hook plus £140
Spanning belt with doubler pulley £200

 


15thC Hunting Bow

Cherry stock, iron nut, horn and/or bone deck, horn cheeks, hemp binding, iron hanging ring, reinforcing pin, iron nut, sprung iron trigger, waxed linen string, steel bow with forged and rolled nocks.250-500lb (bows stronger than 450lb will require a cranequin).

Price: £1,250

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Options:
Antler nut plus £150
350-500lb plus £100
Blacked iron work plus £30
'Knotted' eye serving plus £20
'Composite' bow plus £150
Pom poms £10 each

Spanning Device:
Goats foot lever plus £180
Spanning belt and hook plus £140
Spanning belt with doubler pulley £200
Cranequin (15thC style) plus £1,300
Cranequin (16thC style) plus £1,600


15thC Central European War Bow

Cherry stock, iron nut, horn and/or bone deck, horn cheeks, hemp binding, iron hanging ring, reinforcing pin, iron nut, sprung iron trigger, waxed linen string, steel bow with forged and rolled nocks.250-500lb (bows stronger than 450lb will require a cranequin).

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Price: £950

Options:
Antler nut plus £150
350-500lb plus £100
Blacked iron work plus £30
'Knotted' eye serving plus £20
'Composite' bow plus £150
Horn bolt clip £35

Spanning Device:
Goats foot lever plus £180
Spanning belt and hook plus £140
Spanning belt with doubler pulley £200
Cranequin (15thC style) plus £1,300
Cranequin (16thC style) plus £,1600


15thC Windlass Crossbow

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Ash stock, bow irons, iron stirrup, reinforcing pin, iron side plates and nut. Sprung iron trigger, waxed linen string, steel bow with forged rolled tips. Up to 1000lb

Price: - £2100

Options: Blacked iron work plus £50

Spanning device - Windlass included in price


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15th/16thC Stonebow

Ash or cherry stock , bow irons, iron stirrup, reinforcing pin, iron trigger parts and lever, front and rear fold down sights, steel bow with forged rolled tips, up to 180lb.

Price: £1,350

Options: None

Spanning device: Hand spanned

 


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16thC Latchet Crossbow

Cherry stock with bone deck and trigger system pocket, steel 'cupid' bow with waxed linen string, bow irons.

Price: £1,700

Options: None

Spanning Device: In built lever

 


17thC Balestrino

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All parts are steel. Waxed Dacron string.

Price: £1,650

Options: None

Spanning Device: Inbuilt screw