Pattern 4d - The Padre Island Bow   Period - 1554   Length - 28 inches


This is a reproduction bow.

A Spanish light sporting bow. The original of this reproduction was recovered from the Padre Island galleon wrecks of 1554. New World Arbalest has provided reproduction bows of this pattern to the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (the curators of the 1554 wreck collections) and to the Turks and Caicos Islands National Museum, for the Molasses Reef Collection. The crossbow has a 28-inch oak stock, a mortised and reinforced horn lock, steel prod (approximately 85 lb at 6 inches of draw), and inlet fore- and lockplates.


Base Price - The Padre Island Bow - $550

Standard Features

Steel Lath

´╗┐Steel trigger

Steel stirrup

Cord bound Lath

Morticed and re-enforced Horn lock and nut

Linseed oil finish

Steel lockplates

Purchase also includes -

  • Lath string, plus one extra string
  • 6 heavy quarrels

Standard Choices (Included in Base Price)

None - this is a reproduction bow

Available Options

Included Options -

  • Choice of wood for main body

Tung Oil Finish - $30

Bow Irons - $95

Basic Sights - $30

Renaissance Sights - $85

Goat's Foot Cocking Lever - $240