The cocking lever or 'goat foot' was used by medieval archers to tension the crossbow. It is a loose instrument that was used as a lever, so that the crossbow could be reloaded with not too much effort. The cocking lever originated at the end of the fourteenth century, when soldiers fully protected themselves with plate armor. In response, the crossbow had to become more powerful to pierce plate armor. This cocking lever is specially made for the 15th century crossbow of Deepeeka, but can of course also be used for other crossbows.
Length (folded out): approx. 50 cm
Width: approx. 5 cm
Material: blackened steel
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.