Thursday, December 22, 2011

Weird or Interesting Ancient Weapen

Chu Ko Well

Chinese weapons, it can be called the progenitor of an automatic rifle. In a wooden crossbow at the department had 10 arrows, which are recharged when the triangular arm is retracted after the shot. The last time Mr. Chu to have seen in Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, already after the appearance of a firearm. On average, the crossbow gave 10 arrows in 15 seconds. Compared with that of conventional exchange of bows and crossbows, it was a great achievement. For more damage smeared with poison arrows point from the flower of aconite.

8 most unusual ancient weapons (8 photos)


8 most unusual ancient weapons (8 photos) We used the Maori in New Zealand. This simple-looking thing was made of jade. For Maori it was a sacred weapon. They gave the names of their batons and passed them on from generation to generation. Maori even believed that they contain their own mana (spiritual power). The baton was a symbol of their leadership.

Curved swords

8 most unusual ancient weapons (8 photos) These curved swords worn by the monks of Shaolin in China. These beautiful swords were forged in the shape of the hook, so the owner could combine them and wear as a solid blade. Made in a crescent-shaped guard perfectly blocked punches and literally cut through enemies. Ephesus was sharpened to attack the enemy at close range. The length of this sword was 121-188 cm These swords were used in the main civil and not military.


8 most unusual ancient weapons (8 photos) Kpinga - a throwing knife that was used by experienced warriors of the tribe Azanda. They lived in Nubia, the African region, which includes north and south Sudan to Egypt. This knife was up to 55.88 cm and had 3 blade with a base in the center. Closest to the handle of the blade had a form of male genitalia and masculine power represented by the owner. The very design of the blades kpingi increases the chances as much as possible to hurt the enemy on contact. When the owner of the knife was married, he presents as a gift kpingu family of his future wife.


8 most unusual ancient weapons (8 photos) This strange-looking weapon was used in gladiatorial combat in the Roman Empire. Metallic cavity based Gladiator skissora closed hand, which made it easy to block attacks, as well as their cause. Skissor was made of solid steel and was 45 cm in length, he was surprisingly easy, allowing quick strike.


8 most unusual ancient weapons (8 photos) With this just does not play Frisbee. It is usually dropped vertically instead of horizontally. This deadly metal circle was 30 cm in diameter. Its very sharp edges can easily cut off an arm or leg. This weapon has appeared in India, where it was used influential Sikhs. One way of throwing chakrama was, spinning ring on his forefinger, and then abruptly wrist shot weapon at the enemy.


8 most unusual ancient weapons (8 photos) This Indian weapon made it to its owner claws wolverine blade just missed cutting force and the ability to Adamant. At first glance, Qatar - is one blade, but when you press the lever on the handle, the blade is divided into three - one in the middle and two on each side. Three blade not only provide weapons effectiveness, but also to intimidate the enemy. Shaped handle makes it easy to block the blows. But it is also important that the triple blade can cut any Asian armor.


8 most unusual ancient weapons (8 photos) Another Chinese weapons. Iron "hand" Chuang was at the end claws, which are easily torn pieces of flesh from the body. Chuang was the most weight is enough to kill the enemy, but with claws it looked even more terrifying. If Chuang used the experienced warrior, he could pull off soldier with horses. But the main purpose was to wrest Chuang shields from the hands of enemies, leaving them vulnerable to deadly claws.

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