The Mini Trebuchet
Our smallest Trebuchet kit.
Designed and made in the USA for better quality, better performance.
This perfectly tuned miniature trebuchet is a beautiful addition to any desktop, and it really works! It takes up only 4" x 9" of desktop space and stands just 14" tall (7" at the axle).
The trebuchet was the ultimate artillery weapon of the medieval period and early renaissance. A large and unwieldy weapon, it was typically built on-site during battle, and tuned to lob great weights - such as the carcasses of rotting horses and pots of burning pitch, over the castle walls and onto its inhabitants.
This is our newest and smallest trebuchet design in a long line of catapult kits. Designed by master trebuchet expert Ron Toms, this machine is ideal for the student on a budget or as a wonderful display piece for any desktop or bookshelf of any history enthusiast.
Precision carved by computer controlled machinery for guaranteed fit and accurate joinery. The detailed instructions include loads of photos of each step of the construction process, tuning tips and safety notes.
Included in the kit are four wooden projectiles, all the necessary components for the sling, trigger, and counterweight bucket as well as all the parts for the kit. The only thing you'll need to supply are 88 pennies for counterweight and a few simple tools - Scissors, a ruler, a utility knife, wood glue and a few rubber bands to hold the pieces together while the glue dries.
Scissors, Glue, Ruler, rubber bands and a utility knife. Sandpaper is optional.
For a Master carpenter doing a sloppy job: about 30 minutes.
A person with no kit building experience being extremely meticulous: two to four hours.
The model in these photos was built by Ron Toms in under an hour.
- Height: 14" (frame only: 7")
- Length: 9"
- Width: 4"
Additional Counterweight Required: 88 pennies.
- About 10 feet.
Shipping weight: 1 lb.
Box dimensions: 13" x 13" x 2"
Bulk pricing info:
1 to 4 kits, standard price.
5 to 9 kits, 10% off
10 or more kits, 15% off
Orders for $200 or more get FREE ground shipping!
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