Best Ancient Weapons

Ancient weapons have changed the course of history. Whether it's a large or small military, the one with the best toys wins. So here are some notable ancient weapons that have had a notable effect on warfare.

The Top Ten

Bow & Arrow

This weapon allowed humans to colonize Europe. The large animals like elk were hunted with deadly effectiveness with the bow & arrow. It is also very effective as an army weapon.

Ranged weapon. while youu are running away, you are also killing the opposing team.

When France was attacked by Britain, the French put all there archers up first, it won them the battle.

Very lethal weapons that are still dangerous.

Since a musket and a blunderbuss are not ancient weapons and ranged is by far the best so it's a bow and arrow

Katana

Used by the Samurai, ninjas, Viet Cong, Japanese empire, and modern day Dojos all across the globe

The Katana is so sharp it has been demonstrated to cut through a human completly with no problem. And the swords are made of steel instead of Iron so its stronger than the average sword

This is my kind of weapon. Sharp, precise and totally badass.

Samurai made the best weapons

Broadsword

The satisfying when you slice something up with a broadsword. Also I think it was England, not France, that won many battles in the Hundred Year's War with archers.

This weapon is awesome

It will kill you easily.

I like broadsword because it could easily behead a person without any problem...
It is easy to carry and it is a deadly weapon...
I want it to be on 1 spot.

Battle Ax

The battle ax was by vikings to pillage villages & claim land

Blunderbuss

A muzzle loading shotgun that could use anything as ammo as long as there was enough gunpowder.

Definitely more lethal than that big fork trident thing.

Its an awesome weapon, they even use to fill it with scrap metal and wood if they ran out of ammo.

Also known as the Deck Cleaner due to it's usage in the Pirate Years.

Trident

The trident was very effective in single combat because eit could cause multiple wounds and could be used to disarm a foe

This weapon was sympolic as a smpol of the god Neptune. Combined with the net, it made a great combonation for gladiators

F yeah

War Hammer

Great for bashing an armoured foe.

Crossbow

Ass kicking like he said

Croosbow is a bad ass killing machine

A peasant can now kill a Knight and the Chinese had the repeat crossbow which could fire up to one bolt a second which is faster than any longbow man.
There was also the triple crossbow which was used in sieges on both sides.

Cannon

The great grandfather of all firearms. A weapon capable of large damage, this weapon has evolved into what is now guns. Muzzle loading, then single action, lever action, bolt action, semi-auto, and finally fully-automatic (burst fire could be included too).

Cannons were the first ever heavy artillery. They were used on battlefields for centuries.

We are talking about handheld weapons here, folks. Hand Cannon is what you want.

Chinese invention

Musket

The Contenders

Spear

It's the most popular weapon in history. It was still used in war more then the bow and arrow for all of the years in which the bow and arrow was used. It has vastly superior reach to the sword. It is more intuitive to use then the sword or the bow. It is the first weapon that allowed man to hunt large game. Until the invention of relatively modern firearms it was still the most common weapon on nearly all battlefields. On a less objective note, Odin used one and he was Thor's dad.

Spears will always be the best weapon, they are the easiest weapon to use and are hard to master, their use throughout the ages can not be understated, and their impact is tremendous.

A spear can kill an opponent at long range

Tomahawk

Can be used both as a handheld wielding weapon as well as an effective projectile

Shield

Jesus Christ, I know this can be used as a weapon, but the idea behind it was to defend you.

Arquebus

For those who don't know an Arquebus was an early form of rifle or musket prominent during the Rennaisance.

Matchlock Rifle
Flintlock Rifle
Sling

This is one of the oldest weapons on Earth, dating back to biblical times

War Club

These weapons were used by native-Americans to defend against eneny tribes

Cutlass
Flintlock Pistol

It a gun

Rapier
Catapult

Again... We are talking about handheld weapons here, folks. Not siege weapon.

Well you know what catapults are for

Sabre
Greek Fire

Infinite fire.

love fire and distraction. this weapon is for you.

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