Encyclopedia > Arbalest

  Article Content


The arbalest was a late variation of the crossbow. It was much larger and the actual "bow" part was made of steel. A good crossbowman could shoot two bolts per minute. Since an arbalest was much larger than earlier crossbows, it had a greater force. Arbalests were nearly claimed inhumane and have been abolished by the Pope since an inexperienced crossbowman could kill a knight with a lifetime of training.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Digital Rights Management

... by the DVD Consortium[?] on movie DVD disks. The data on the DVD is encrypted so that it can only be decoded and viewed using an encryption key, which the DVD Consortium ...

This page was created in 75.8 ms