Best Ancient WeaponsAnonymous2u 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.
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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.
It is the best weapon
For long and short range
It’s ranged I love it - OrlemleyV 3 Comments
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.
It will kill you easily.
This weapon is awesome
KIRITO!V 2 Comments
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
Katanas have been used for 1000s of years and are incredibly flexible and strong.V 2 Comments
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.
A muzzle loading shotgun. This was the pirate equivilant to a Spas-12.V 3 Comments
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
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
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.
Can be used both as a handheld wielding weapon as well as an effective projectile
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
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.
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
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
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
An ancient dagger from India, that appears to be just a dagger at first, but then splits into three like Wolverine's claws! Awesome.
Back in the American Revolution, all muskets and rifles were designed to have fixed bayonets to make an effective lance.
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
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