The full length steel braces and high tensile steel hooks for the bowstring will be installed on the new style limbs in the next few days.    I have got to admit, the curved pocket in the stanchion certainly looks like it was designed to be used with a round section limb.   Because the shape of the pocket was a given, from the original artifact,  designing a limb that fits into it snugly, is a rough indication of the limb diameter they probaby were using.

One thing is for sure, without buffers, anything less than an up-armoured limb like this one would just beat itself to pieces against the narrow impact area of the stanchion.  Those sneaky old Romans must have done something similar. 






















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