In the medieval era, archers had access to a variety of ranged weapons in addition to bows. The crossbow was also a favorite of many military, owing to its high strength and ease of use, both of which were essential factors in the Middle Ages when it came to saving money on training. Medieval Armoury has a variety of bows and crossbows available for use in LARP and historical reenactments. For safety reasons, these bows and crossbows are slightly "restricted."
The crossbow works on the same principles as a bow, but instead of using a bowstring, it uses a frame to contain the confined force, making it considerably easier to fire. Our crossbows have a true medieval appearance and can be used for a variety of purposes. Our LARPing bows and crossbows have a lighter draw weight for safe usage in gaming events, but still come in a variety of styles that work well in historical and fantasy settings.
Check out our Medieval Weapons section if you're looking for fully functional bows or crossbows with more power. Bows and crossbows are popular, which is why Medieval Armoury has a large range.