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Leo Todeschini
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Dec, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Hunting crossbow and cranequin         Reply with quote

Hi All,

This is a departure for me and is a hunting crossbow with a walnut stock and lots of bone inlay with engraved scrimshaw decoration.

The bow itself has been left black from the forge but scothbrite mopped to give a silver grey satin sheen. It has hemp safety cords and a dyed hemp lashing, with a leather weave over the binding. The bow draws 650lbs.

The stock is waxed and oiled walnut with bone plaques set top and bottom and a very distinctive 'proto-butt'. The bone has been engraved and ink filled to highlight the markings.

The bow is spanned by a cranequin, also with a walnut handle.

I hope you like it and if you have any questions, please ask.

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Dec, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely stunning, Leo. I'm assuming that since it is monogramed, this is a customer-commissioned piece? Lucky guy(or gal), whoever they are. Wink Big Grin .....McM
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Holy crap, that's so freaking cool. That's strange, but to me, this crossbow looks almost organic, like if Dürer had met Giger. I could not explain why.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Dec, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject: Hunting Crossbow         Reply with quote

That crannequin is a masterpiece all by itself. I'm just thinking of all the labour that went into that. That metal luster is superb.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Dec, 2017 3:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks so much guys, I really appreciate it.

Henry, if you like cranequins, have a look at this video showing the inside parts as well as the outside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqlJiYqicJ0&t=48s

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Dec, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Guillaume Vauthier wrote:
Holy crap, that's so freaking cool. That's strange, but to me, this crossbow looks almost organic, like if Dürer had met Giger. I could not explain why.


It totally does have an organic look to it. (And, yes, ...H.R. Giger's artwork is amazing. Wink )

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Dec, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Now that's a lovely piece!
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Dec, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So Pretty!

How fast can a bow like this shoot?
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