Tod's Stuff - Crossbows

Tods Stuff has been making museum quality reproduction bows for many years and as far as is reasonably possible we keep to the manufacturing and assembly methods and materials of the time. This means we create bows that look and work like the real ones simply because they are just as real – only newer.

We can reproduce any type of crossbow with any spanning method that was available and incorporate any details or elements you want . Additionally, as crossbows are very misunderstood, we can help advise you with your project.

As standard my bows will be made with a sprung trigger, linen string, hand forged bow, hemp lashing or steel bow irons, forestock reinforcing pin and side plates, 3 bolts and whatever spanning method is required.

The one exception is that we cannot produce composite bows, but we do clad a standard steel bow to dress it up like a composite.

Whether you want a 150lb battlefield bow to use on the battlefield in re-enactment events or a 1200lb rampart bow, a roman catapulta or a venetian balestrino we can make it for you.

  • img - link to galleryCrossbow Gallery
  • img - link to crossbow typesCrossbow Types
  • img-link to decorative elementsDecorative Elements
  • img - link to spanning methodsSpanning Methods
  • img - link to anatomy of a bowAnatomy of a Bow
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  • img - link to crossbow boltsBolts
  • img - link to history of the crossbowA Short History of the Bow