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Old 17th July 2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default I'm LOST: Which of you asked for measurements of an incendiary crossbow bolt?

It was probably in May but I can't seem to find the thread ...

Anyway, I finally got the measurememts and wish to post them in the belonging thread!

Thank you for helping my old mind along!

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Old 18th July 2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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Ok,

Here they are just in case the person in concern reads this thread.

It'a 14th/15th century Swiss incendiary crossbow quarrel; the haft is of oak, the flights are of osier (withe). All data in mm.

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Old 18th July 2010, 05:49 PM   #3
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And here is the original piece once again, including a percentage listing of its incendiary components; the outer layer is sulphur, now turned to gray. 4 small oak sticks and layers of linen are meant for stabilization and controled delay of the burning time. A remainder of a piece of matchcord for ignition can be seen.

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Old 18th July 2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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Old 18th July 2010, 06:45 PM   #5
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That's so unbelievable, you found it - thank you so much, Master Mind Boss 'Nando!!!

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Hi Dirk,

The flights (feathers) are about 1.5 mm thick.

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Thanks a lot Michael
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