Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
Crossbows, a Spanning Belt and a Cranequin, Munich, ca. 1475
One of the many depictions of the martyrdom of St. Sebastian, in the Wallraff-Richartz-Museum Köln/Cologne.
Please note that the obsolete spanning belt is still in use, side by side with the 'new' spanning device, the cranequin.