this is my medieval cross bow that was an actual crossbow (that worked) that i made how they probably would have been made back then... (maybe accept for the drilled holes ) no screws or metal!! and for my first crossbow prod (the bow bit) i couldn't believe that it was functional!!! Until..... It started to stay in the "bowed" form. and i decided i wanted to try and bend it backwards while it was unstrung.... Snap!!! Yep, which was dumb! But never fear!! theraband gold is here!!!!