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Goat's foot lever
  • Goat's foot lever
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • 17th century - 18th century
  • Steel
  • Length: 45.8 cm
    Weight: 0.55 kg
  • A1053
  • European Armoury III
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  • Goat's-foot lever, for bending a crossbow. It is of bright steel and similar in construction to A1052, but of smaller proportions and more finished workmanship.

    17th-18th century.

    Laking, European Armour III, p. 139, fig. 940.

    The original name for this device is a gaffle (A. Credland, letter of 6 May 1982).