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A Medieval Crossbow Reconstructed

After a bit of messing around and a few minor glitches, I have nearly completed my medieval crossbow.  All that I have left is to build a rear site for it.  Currently, there is a hole drilled in the tiller where I have placed a nail for a rear site.  Once I get the height etc. figured out for the site, I will build a bone or antler site to put in place.  I also have another bow in the works with a composite (horn,...

Snow Days!!!

Snow days can really be nice.  Although they really mess things up at work, they are a mini vacation and chance to enjoy winter.  Today, among the many things I go accomplished, I finally got out and tested some new 14th century gear I have been working on.  With the medieval hunting I have been doing, I decided to push things up from the 10th century “Viking Age” to a later date.  This allows me to...

2015 Archery Deer Review

During the fall of 2014, I started bow hunting using medieval equipment (explanation of some of that on another post). Although I did not get out bow hunting much (always seems there are too many things going on), I did get a small addiction to being in the woods with this historic gear. Fall of 2015 came with promise of more hunting. A very warm beginning of the fall kept me out of the woods, as I do not like hunting...