Wooden mini European crossbow with bolt


The mini European crossbow has a hard wood stock and a hemp bowstring. With working mechanisms this crossbow can fire up to 10 metre. Although this product can fire, it is intended as a display item and we do not recommend firing at any living thing.

Crossbows are believed to have originated in China as early as 1200 BC and didn't become popular in Europe for another few centuries. The main use for the crossbow is believed to be hunting as it was easier to hold in one hand while on horseback.

At the Royal Armouries we have a large display of European crossbows from all over the continent, with the majority being from Germany and England. This mini crossbow bears a structural resemblance to our eastern European crossbow and visually it resembles the plainer style of the English models.

The stock is made from, dark, hard wood with decorative etchings and measures 33cm in length. With burnished metal features and mechanisms and a wooden bolt with natural grey feather fletching this is an interesting and beautifully crafted display piece for any crossbow admirer.

This is an ornate piece to be able to take home and is guaranteed to be a great feature and conversational piece in any room.

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Age Restrictions: 18+

Genre: European

Dimensions: 19cm (Lathe) 33cm (Stock)

Material: Hard wood stock, Hemp bowstring, Burnished metal features, Wooden bolt, Natural feather fins

Not completely happy with your order?

You can return or exchange unwanted items up to 35 days after purchase.

The only items that we cannot accept are earrings for pierced ears and perishable items, such as food or drink.

If there is an issue with the product please contact the Royal Armouries online shop customer service team via email at shopping@armouries.org.uk

Return postage and fees

If the item is unwanted or you cancel an order that has already been dispatched the return postage costs will be incurred by the customer.

If the item is faulty or you have been sent the wrong item then the postage cost will be incurred by the Royal Armouries. To ensure that you are refunded the correct amount please get a receipt from the post office and send us a copy via email, by either scanning the receipt or taking a photograph.

We recommend that you do get proof of postage for all items that you post to us as we are unable to take responsibility for returns that go missing in the post.

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