Bows were not the only ranged weapons that an archer had access to in the medieval ages. The crossbow was a favorite of many militaries, especially since it packed great power and was somewhat easy to use. Of course, it would not do for us to ignore this weapon, so at Medieval Archery we also carry a selection of crossbows for you to use, either in LARP events or in historical reenactments. Mechanically, the crossbow uses the same principles as the bow, but instead uses a frame to hold the constrained force, making it much easier to fire. Our crossbows reflect a realistic look for a wide variety of different uses. Our LARPing crossbows offer a lower draw weight for safe use in gaming events while still offering up several styles that fit perfectly into historic and fantasy settings. Even our more decorative crossbows still feature mechanical, moving parts that allow them to be fired (although decorative pieces have limited range and equally low draw weights). And of course, any fully functional crossbows we offer are noted as such and will not disappoint when it comes to delivering a bolt to a target. Not everyone wants to be an archer with a bow, and that is why Medieval Archery offers our crossbows - so that you can easily fight at range, no matter what battlefield you find yourself on.
In between targets, you need a easy way to span your crossbow and load a new bolt for your next shot. By attaching this Crossbow Belt Hanger to your belt, you can use it to span your crossbow more easily for less time between shots.
The mechanics of a crossbow are why it was a favored weapon among soldiers and hunters of the medieval era, but the bolt is what made it so deadly. Be sure you are always prepared to fire your weapon with these Crossbow Bolts.
Developed to decrease the time between reloads, the windlass uses cords and pulleys attached to hand cranks to draw the bow string back. This functional Crossbow Windlass can be used to span and load heavy crossbows and arbalests.
Beautifully designed in the shape of a pistol grip crossbow, the Curved Medieval Crossbow is functional and perfect for those with an interest in medieval weaponry. This crossbow includes an authentic bolt to allow for immediate use.
Crossbows of the Middle Ages saved many castles from sieges. The Giant Castle Defense Crossbow is a fantastic version of those historical weapons. This crossbow makes a wonderful decoration for a home office or a gift for a friend.
Experience a touch of medieval history with the Giant Tower Guards Crossbow. This magnificent weapon is functional to fire and is an extraordinary decoration, bringing a unique historical appeal to any room in which it is displayed.
Fashioned in a 17th century design with an intricate and stylish rifle butt stock, the Heavy 17th Century Crossbow is an exquisite decoration which will emanate a rich historical attractiveness throughout any room it is displayed in.
Exemplifying the look of a medieval crossbow, the Large 15th Century Medieval Crossbow is a spectacular display piece for the home of all history buffs. It is elegantly designed and crafted from exceptionally high quality materials.
Ornately crafted to emulate the design of an early 15th century crossbow, the Large Castle Defense Crossbow makes for a beautiful piece of home decor. It is also able to be fired, allowing you to tangibly relate to the medieval era.
Designed in medieval styling, the Large Primitive Style Crossbow features a long and comfortable stock. On the back of this stock is a simplified trigger mechanism, which operates directly on the bowstring without the use of a gear.
A magnificent replica of a 15th century siege style crossbow, the Large Rams Head Crossbow is crafted in Italy from exceptionally high quality materials. It is a superb home accent with its vastly detailed and authentic design.
Exquisitely fashioned to replicate a weapon used by 16th century nobleman, the Large Slingshot Style Crossbow is extraordinarily intricate in its design. Unlike most crossbows, this one is built to fire stones rather than bolts.