Best Ancient WeaponsAncient 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
Since a musket and a blunderbuss are not ancient weapons and ranged is by far the best so it's a bow and arrow - ThePursuer78
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. - Anonymous2u
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.
If they used it in modern warfare I think it would destroy. all you need to do is hide behind a wall and shoot a volley at the charging team
This is my kind of weapon. Sharp, precise and totally badass.
Used by the Samurai, ninjas, Viet Cong, Japanese empire, and modern day Dojos all across the globe - sdoggys
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 - sdoggys
Samurai made the best weapons
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.
The battle ax was by vikings to pillage villages & claim land - Anonymous2u
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. - jezza0
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.
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 - Anonymous2u
Great for bashing an armoured foe.
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.
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. - Anonymous2u
We are talking about handheld weapons here, folks. Hand Cannon is what you want. - LordDovahkiin
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.
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.
A spear can kill an opponent at long range
Can be used both as a handheld wielding weapon as well as an effective projectile
Jesus Christ, I know this can be used as a weapon, but the idea behind it was to defend you. - LordDovahkiin
For those who don't know an Arquebus was an early form of rifle or musket prominent during the Rennaisance.
This is one of the oldest weapons on Earth, dating back to biblical times - Anonymous2u
These weapons were used by native-Americans to defend against eneny tribes - Anonymous2u
It a gun
Again... We are talking about handheld weapons here, folks. Not siege weapon. - LordDovahkiin
Well you know what catapults are for - Anonymous2u
Just imagine getting hit in the face by that.
What is a hoplon? A sheild used by spartans that had a layer of brass, wood, & leather. It could be swung at people to knock them back, crack skulls & charge. This fits with the expression "the best offense is a good deffense" - Anonymous2u
An ancient dagger from India, that appears to be just a dagger at first, but then splits into three like Wolverine's claws! Awesome.
A whipsword basically
It was the largest weapon and delivered the second most deadly blow only following under the Katana.
This weapon was really effective against shield and horses carriages and war elephant when the Scottish invaded other country's but it took strength to wield the weapon.
The anon was the main weapon of the Germanic tribes and maybe vikings
This is a calvary unit. We are talking about HANDHELD weapons here, folks. - LordDovahkiin
Back in the American Revolution, all muskets and rifles were designed to have fixed bayonets to make an effective lance.
The bow before the bow, revolutionized projectile weapons forever
Super op thing that launches darts that easily
1 shot kill things
It was the short sword used by the Roman Empire to be thruster through opponents with ease. What made it so effective was the fact that the blade was fashioned for maximum thrust damage rather than slashing, so it was the perfect partner to the titanic shield walls of the legion. *Open wall, impale poor bloke, close wall*
This is a trap. We are talking about HANDHELD WEAPONS. - LordDovahkiin
This weapon was so powerful, a duoble handed swing could cut a mail armoured knight almost clean in half
A frankish throwing axe
Used by fishermen, it can also be used as a weapon. - lapra
Ranged weapon used for shooting darts/other bullets by a person's breath. - lapra
Used for hunting purposes. - lapra
Similar to Trident. Has two prongs instead of three. - lapra