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Welcome in the category Crossbows shop, in which we have prepared a wide range of modern and historical crossbows for you. There are not only crossbows, but also other accessories suitable for shooting from a crossbow, such as arrows (crossbow bolts), quivers, crossbow strings, string waxes, targets or spare crossbows pods. We are sure that all fans of crossbows and archery will find something new or interesting in this category.
A crossbow is a weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock that shoots projectiles, often called bolts or quarrels. Crossbows were often used in the Middle Ages. Now crossbows are used as sporting weapons. To use crossbows for hunting is no allowed in some countries (i.e. in the Czech Republic).
The first historical records about the crossbow come from China from the year 200 BC. However, the crossbow is probably even older and comes from Southeast Asia.
Crossbows were not effective weapons in history. Loading the crossbow took quite a long time. It was its negative trait. Crossbows proved themselves during sieges of castles. The ballista was an ancient missile weapon which launched a large projectile at a distant target. It was created around 400 BC. The ballista was in fact an upgraded crossbow.
If you want to shoot a crossbow, you will find in our crossbow shop everything you need: composite crossbows, recurve crossbows, pistol crossbows, crossbow replicas, strings, arrows and other crossbow accessories.
Our further specialities are blowguns, slingshots or compasses. If you are also interested in bows, please take a look at the category “Bows and arrows”. You can find important parts of archery equipment there.
The production of chain mail armor requires a lot of human handiwork. We were affected by an important fact that also changed the rules in many other industries. The labor costs of European workers far exceed the labor costs in Asia, even if you take into account the transport costs from Asia! For this simple reason, in the EU there are no workshops that manufacture chain mail armor professionally - and we are working with professionals only! Hobby-producers, who occasionally work in their garages, do not fit into our business concept. We are very sorry; we cannot make for you any mail armor made-to-your measure. Some re-enactors found a solution for this situation: they buy our imported standard-sized mail shirts (sometimes oversize or several pieces), unravel them and make tailor-made mail shirts, legs and other armor parts by themselves.