Object Title

Crossbow

Crossbow

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

XI.82

Provenance

Old Tower Collections.

Physical Description

Steel bow attached to the modern stock by bow-irons which also retain the stirrup. The nut is missing. Steel side plates, primitive action, long trigger with short trigger stop. All the metal parts are much corroded.

Dimensions

OverallLength864mm

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

The pull of this bow was tested in January 1975 and found to be 490 lbs.
It was used in the film The Art of the Bowman.