The Crossbow is a mechanical bow fired with a release and was used from the Roman era throughout the Middle ages and even used by modern archers and hunters. Our selection of Medieval Crossbows are hand made and fully functional. These wooden Crossbows are Great for target practice, archery displays or medieval re-enactments. We offer 15th century Crossbows that were used to defend Castle Walls, as well as Basic Crossbows by medieval foot soldiers. Some Crossbows are drawn using a stirrup at the front of the Crossbow to hold it in place while the archer pulls the bow string up to the release nut. Other Crossbows like the Rampart Crossbow use a Windlass to crank the bowstring into position. The ease of learning how to shoot the crossbow and its massive power was a great advantage in battle. The disadvantage was it’s slower reload time compared to the Medieval Longbow.
Our crossbow section offers Mini Crossbows, in addition to our full size usable Crossbows, as well as Crossbow accessories like our quality top grain Leather Crossbow Quivers.