While this pretty bow is not specifically authentic, it is an amalgamation of several bows that I admired. This bow has two different kinds of lockplates, a shield shaped plate, or, a pilgrim shell lockplate. Please specify which.
Pilgrim badges (usually made of a lead alloy) were worn in the late medieval period, as souvenirs by Roman Catholics on pilgrimage. The scallop shell was a common and popular badge which took on often mythical meaning. It’s thought that they were collected, both the badge and the shell itself, by pilgrims that went on pilgrimage to Santiago, specifically. Often incorporated in other objects, you can find the scallop shell on many extant medieval crossbows.
I incorporate this pilgrim/scallop shell as steel, brass, or horn lockplates on this bow.
STANDARD FEATURES (?): Steel trigger, steel stirrup, hemp cord bound-in aluminum prod with rawhide cover, delrin nut, inlet steel lockplates, leather covered aluminum prod, tung oil finish
STANDARD CHOICES (?): Walnut, cherry or red oak wood for the stock. Brown, black, red, blue or green stain for the leather cover on the aluminum prod.
AVAILABLE OPTION UPGRADES (?): Basic sight, Renaissance sight, bow irons, horn release, inlet bone bolt groove, micarta bolt groove, pilgrim shell lockplates in brass or horn, shield lockplates or horn, wood overlay, bone overlay, steel prod
*I do have exotic woods available for decorative inlets from time to time. Please contact me if you are interested in this option.
INCLUDES: Extra string, 4 standard target bolts/arrows