Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Crossbow

A horizontal bow set at 90 degrees to the tiller and spanned by mechanical means. Originally made of horn, wood, and sinew, the bowstave was later made of steel. See also Arbalest.

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See Sabaton.
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See Sax.
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