Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Makers and Manufacturers Talk > The Modern Armbruster Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Duncan Hill




Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Joined: 31 Oct 2019

Posts: 17

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Thu 17 Sep, 2020 5:29 am    Post subject: The Modern Armbruster         Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I've recently launched my crossbow-making business, called The Modern Armbruster:
http://themodernarmbruster.com

My aim here is to design and build crossbows that are as close as possible to their historical counterparts, while using some modern materials and tools to keep the costs down a bit.

Currently I have two late 16th/early 17th century German sporting bows in stock; one is in cherry, the other in walnut, and both with accents in curly maple. The triggers are of a German style from that period (i.e. gun-style as opposed to lever), with a simplified locking mechanism. The prods of both are aluminum alloy, with Dacron strings, and pull about 70lbs at 11.5 inches of draw (8.5 inch power stroke). There's more details on the web site.

I'll be putting up some new models available in due course, but in the meantime I thought I'd share these pics of the two in stock!






 Attachment: 360.44 KB
Cherry [ Download ]

 Attachment: 606.14 KB
Cherry [ Download ]

 Attachment: 360.86 KB
Walnut [ Download ]

 Attachment: 156.77 KB
Walnut [ Download ]
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Jean Henri Chandler




Location: New Orleans
Joined: 20 Nov 2006

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,233

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Thu 17 Sep, 2020 10:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

They look great, any data on performance?
System D'Armes HEMA in New Orleans

Books and games on Medieval Europe Codex Integrum

Codex Guide to the Medieval Baltic Now available in print
View user's profile Send private message
Duncan Hill




Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Joined: 31 Oct 2019

Posts: 17

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Thu 17 Sep, 2020 11:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you! Yes:

Brace height: 3in/76mm

Power stroke: 8.5in/215mm

Draw weight: 70lbs/32kg

Power (power stroke x draw weight): 595 inch-pounds

Velocity (25 g bolt, range 33ft/10m): 120 ft per second

I've tested out to about 30m, and got some decent groupings at that range (notwithstanding my limited shooting abilities!).
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Tom Carson




Location: Wisconsin
Joined: 14 Sep 2008

Posts: 12

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Sat 19 Sep, 2020 7:01 am    Post subject: Bolt Cost         Reply with quote

Hi,

Beautiful work. How much will Bolts cost for the Crossbows?
Thanks.

Regards,
Tom

"You never know what the other person knows."
View user's profile Send private message
Duncan Hill




Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Joined: 31 Oct 2019

Posts: 17

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep, 2020 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: Bolt Cost         Reply with quote

Tom Carson wrote:
Hi,

Beautiful work. How much will Bolts cost for the Crossbows?
Thanks.

Regards,
Tom

Thank you! Right now I'm not manufacturing bolts, however I will be offering those in the future. In the meantime, all bows are constructed to be able to shoot standard modern crossbow bolts, either 14" or 16"; the space between the fingers of the nut is 10mm, and they've been tested with traditional wooden bolts too - since they are heavier, there's of course a reduction in velocity and effective range, given the light weight of the prod.

Cheers,

DH
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Makers and Manufacturers Talk > The Modern Armbruster
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2020 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum