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An important crossbow with knightly coat of arms. provenance: Germany dating: last quarter of the 16th Century.

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Longbow archers. -- curious stance but...

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Antique Manchu arrows, Peter Dekker's collection.

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Reenactment Leather Celtic Viking Design Archery Quiver. Etsy.

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1500 Bologna: Detail of archers in miniature "Martyrdom of San Sebastian" from the Book of Hours of Bonaparte Ghislieri (Brit. Lib. Yates Thompson 29, fol. 132v), signed PETRVS . PRVSINVS . PINXIT.

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A longbow is a type of bow that is tall (roughly equal to the height of the person who uses it). This allows its user a fairly long draw, at least to the jaw. Tthe average length of arrowshafts recovered from the 1545 sinking of the Mary Rose is 75 cm or 30 in). A longbow is not significantly recurved. Its limbs are relatively narrow so that they are circular or D-shaped in cross section.

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