Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
Some more cranequins.
And details of the late Gothic crossbow, ca. 1530, from the Dukes of Brunswick collection, its tiller mostly veneered with natural staghorn plaques; two views of the underside of the tiller, with the long lever trigger taken off. Rare to see details.
And his three latest crossbows, from left: ca. 1530, ca. 1580 and a stone bow, ca. 1650.
Plus two views of a rarely published medieval illumination from the famous de Milemete manuscript, 1326-7, in the Oxford library.
That's all for tonight, folks.