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10 Most Powerful Ancient Weapons

10 Most Powerful Ancient Weapons. Number 10. Shuriken is a tiny weapon originated from
Japan, which was majorly used as a hidden dagger. Also recognized as “throwing stars”, the Shuriken
tactical were included in the martial arts in many famous schools of Japan and China. The edges were made sharp enough for producing
hidden cuts on the opponent’s body. Additionally, they were even soaked in poison
and trap the victim by stamping on it. Other method was to apply dagger in muddy
area with application of animal feces to allow the formation of dangerous bacterial infections. This could fall the victim to incurable infections. Number 9. Although sometimes called a sickle-sword,
the ancient Egyptian khopesh was more of a cross between a sword and a battle ax. During earlier Egyptian times, the mace represented
ruling power, but the khopesh’s deadliness on the battlefield eventually made it the
preferred status symbol of Egypt’s elite. The khopesh was usually cast out of a single
piece of bronze and could be quite heavy. The blade had a curve, like a sickle, though
only the outside edge was sharpened. Much like the battle ax, the khopesh could
be used as a hacking weapon, though its shape also made it efficient at slashing. The inner part of the curve was equally functional
and could trap an arm or yank away an opponent’s shield. Some had small snares for that very purpose. Number 8. Unlike the khopesh, the shotel was a true
sickle-sword once used in ancient Ethiopia. Its shape made it extremely difficult to block
with another sword or even a shield. The shotel would just curve around it to puncture
the defender. Despite that and its vicious appearance, it
was almost universally considered useless. Fighting with a shotel proved quite difficult. Because of the shape of the blade, even drawing
it from its scabbard was somewhat awkward. Scabbards stretched a foot longer than the
swords themselves and were worn pointing behind the owner, which meant drawing it with the
blade facing the correct way required a large bend of the wrist. Number 7. As the name says, the Wave-bladed sword is
in the form of blade, which happened to be a ruthless tool of ancient times. The Wave-bladed sword was also recognized
as “flame-bladed sword”. Additionally, the weapon was not just designed
to resemble as a flame, but also for a specific reason in combating. It produces a weird vibration while combating
with the opponent that help the swordsmen in powerful combating. Number 6. Fakirs, ancient Muslim and Hindu ascetics
and mendicants, were not permitted to carry weapons, so they had to improvise to protect
themselves. They created the madu, which was apparently
not an official a weapon. Madu was originally made from two Indian antelope
horns connected perpendicularly by a crossbar. With the horn tips at opposite ends, the madu,
or “Fakir’s horns,” was excellent for stabbing, though the fakirs considered it to be primarily
for defense. The style of fighting with the madu is still
practiced today. Called maan kombu, it is a part of the larger
art of silambam: an ancient, weapons-based Indian martial art. Maan kombu (deer horns) is named after the
weapon’s material, as fakirs and silambam artists eventually began using other kinds
of animal horns. The art form is dying, however, as current
laws prohibit the use of deer or antelope horns. Number 5. The samurai of India, Rajput lived a lifestyle
dedicated to fighting and honor, using weapons like the doubled-bladed haladie knife to cut
down their enemies. Haladie had two double-edged blades connected
to the ends of a single handle. It was believed to be a thrusting weapon,
although the slightly curved blade could just as easily be used for slashes and parries. Some types of haladie had a metal band similar
to knuckledusters covering one side of the handle, where yet another spike or blade could
be attached. Number 4. Katar was a masterpiece of push dagger. The weapon emphasized an H-shaped handle with
a sharp projection at the front. As the weapon was mounted on the fore portion
of the knuckle, it was used as a single-shot assassination tool. This weapon was created in the 14th century
and came from the Vijayanagara Empire. Basically, in southern parts of India, the
Katar was used as main part in the Indian martial arts. Number 3. Kakute were spiked rings used in ancient Japan. Though a similar weapon called the “shobo”
was made of wood, kakute were usually iron and had from one to three spikes. A user would generally wear either one or
two rings, one for his middle or index finger and another on his thumb. The spikes were usually turned inward and
applied to pressure points by gripping limbs or even the neck, which wound stun an opponent
and cause a nasty puncture wound. Number 2. Bagh Nakh, also recognized as “vagh nakhya”
was an incredibly dangerous tool to mount on the knuckles. Originated from India, the weapon was first
used by the emperor Shivaji to defeate Afzal Khan of Bijapur. This ancient weapon was a masterpiece for
silent assassinations when poisoned. The name emphasized tiger claw in Indian language,
which happens to be the most powerful hand-tool right from the ancient days. Number 1. Urumi is considered as the most powerful ancient
weapons of all time. The weapon also stands as the most difficult
of all the weapons to master. The reason being that the weapon was made
of a flexible iron and brass mixture. About 4-5 feet in length, Urumi was constructed
with multiple blades mounted on a single handle. The flexibility could cause damage and harm
the owner itself if not handled correctly. Just imagine, if the weapon could still strike
and hit at you despite having a shield put henceforth. Furthermore, mastering was terribly difficult,
but the weapon could go unconditional if one mastered it. Combatting in battlefield was somewhat tricky,
but it was basically made for one-to-one combating.

7 thoughts on “10 Most Powerful Ancient Weapons

  1. I was thinking that that whippy, flexible sword has to be on here cos it's deadly as fuck even for those using it.

    I was not disappointed.

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