I picked this up at Pennsic in 2006. After looking at a few other models (not
that there were many there), the difference in quality was immediately
apparent when I walked into the Kingslayer
booth. These crossbows were gorgeous! I picked out a nice mahogany model.
Sadly, if I have yet to fire it. However the construction is solid and
the mechanism is nice and tight.
The draw weight is approximately 60 pounds. It was explained to me that
it's resulting velocity is equivelant to a much higher draw weight from
a steel prod, since the laminate wood construction (similar to modern
bows) has a faster reaction speed than the typical steel prod. Thus
making a lighter pull for the same output velocity.