A crossbow is a type of a weapon that is mounted on a stick and based on a bow. The first bows of early crossbows was created from one piece of wood. However, one can also distinguish between a composite bow, which is made of many layers of various materials. Usually they include horn, wood and sinew that are connected with glue. Because of their much more complex nature, those composite bow are characterised by much higher efficiency than basic, simple wooden kinds. Steel bows appeared in Europe in the 14th century. However, please be so kind to note that the ones offered in this category are purely decorative.