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Crossbow Bolt

Crossbow Bolt

1500s-1600s

Wood, leather, steel

Overall: 37.2 cm (14 5/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1758

Fun Fact

Bolts with leather feathering were used mainly in the Tyrolean area, which includes northern Italy and western Austria.

Description

Also known as a quarrel, crossbow bolts are stockier than arrows, are constructed of durable materials, and can be reused on the field of battle.

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