Very Scarce Ancient Chinese Dynasty Crossbow With Metal Bolts. Hard to come by these days. "You" make the final decision.. A fascinating weapon from China, a metal bolts crossbow beside a repeating crossbow.The Chu-ko-nu or Zhuge nu has a history going back thousands of years, and was a fully functioning weapons used for mass assaults on troops or for sieges. It is said that 100 men so armed with a double crossbow such as this example could loose two thousand arrows in fifteen seconds.
The bolts were of sturdy cane or bamboo, iron-tipped and sometimes poisoned. The mechanism is simple and by way of the iron lever the body is raised up to grab the thick sinew bowstring and draw it back, releasing it in the same movement. This example is in wonderful condition, retaining its original string, the body of a mahogany type wood. Period (722 BC and 481 BC) illustrating the longevity of this weapon in Far-Eastern warfare. This example dates to the 19th century.
This is a very nice addition to any worldwide collection and 100% solid. I do keep on all of my antiquities preserved with a very light natural non build up oil in a non smoking, non humid controlled environment. See high resolution photos which serve as my description for this swords measurements and condition.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. This is the real deal and not one to miss.. If my item for sale has any defects they will be shown in my photos and noted in my description as well. Once again, you get exactly what you see in my photos except any display items, backgrounds, props, etc. Boxes, APO's or United States Embassies unless certified by ITAR.The item "Chu-ko-nu Ancient Chinese Dynasty Crossbow With Metal Bolts Against Romans-Sword" is in sale since Monday, December 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "contractor-usa" and is located in Tallahassee, Florida.
This item can be shipped to United States.