The crossbow has been around a lot longer than most people think. In China, crossbow mechanisms have been found from 650 B.C. with a repeating crossbow as early as 300 B.C.! In Europe, the Greeks write they were around before at least 400 B.C. While the average crossbow had a much slower rate of fire than a bow, it did not take a lifetime of training to use properly. This meant they were the main ranged weapon used by most nations in medieval warfare, except for England. We offer the iron heads of Medieval crossbow bolts from Europe in the 12th to 14th Centuries. They average about 8cm, come with a Certificate of Authenticity and make a great present or an affordable addition to any collection. There were many different designs over 300 years so they might look a little different to the picture as this is representative.
We have all heard of those famous battles won by the Longbow: Crecy, Agincourt, or Poitiers! This was achieved using arrowheads with a needlepoint that could penetrate chainmail and even some later plate. They are named bodkin after a sharp pointed dagger and ours date from 11th to the 13th Century A.D. Each Iron Medieval Bodkin Arrowhead comes complete with a Perspex base to hold it. All you have to do is place the base of the arrowhead into the hole provided and you are set to go. They make a fantastic showpiece and are great gifts for anyone interested in Medieval history. We think the price will also please you!