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Weapons Throughout History

In different historical eras, different weapons were popular. As the society was changing, so were the commonly used weapons. Swords, for example, were popular in the ancient times. In the Middle Ages, more complex types of weapons prevailed, for example maces and flails. The modern times saw the discovery of gunpowder and the emergence of various firearms. On the other hand, axes were used as early as in the prehistoric times. Do you want to learn more about weapons in different historical eras? In this section, you can read many interesting facts about the above.

  • Pistole Guns with the smell of gunpowder

    Pistols are handguns, or short-barreled firearms. The first pistols appeared at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. The origin of the word “pistol” is disputed; however, it may be derived from the Czech píšťala (pipe, whistle) or the French pistolet, or Italian pistolese. The Czech word píšťala referred to a type of hand-cannon used in the Hussite Wars.

  • Napoleonské války Sabres in the Napoleonic Wars

    Even though the Napoleonic Wars are a long-gone history, many people still find them captivating today. That is hardly surprising. The long period of wars raging across the European continent between the end of the 18th century and 1815 have left a deep mark in the European historical consciousness. Let’s take a few steps backs in history and take a closer look at the weapons that turned men into ferocious warriors.

  • Sekera Not All Axes Are Same. How to Choose the Right One?

    There is no single right way to choose an axe. However, you should always consider the purpose. Do you need to split wood, or a decoration for your living room? Learn more about the different types of axes, so you can choose the right one!

  • Rozdíly mezi meči Careful With Sharp Swords! How to Choose a Blade?

    No matter if used by Roman gladiators, French knights or Japanese samurai. The purpose of the sword was to kill. In self-defense, or in attack. Beautiful piece of steel turns into a deadly weapon in battles. This is why you always need to be careful with swords. Especially with the sharp ones. What are the key differences between sword blades, and what types are there? Let’s find out!

  • Populární filmové meče Eight Must-Have Fantasy Swords

    Mind-blowing heroic deeds, epic battles of thousands against thousands, and fights against hair-raising monsters These are the basic ingredients of a good fantasy story. Fantasy stories have a few things in common. First of all, the good always wins. But there is another thing. The main characters usually crush enemies with a beautiful sword in their hand. That is why we have compiled a list of the most famous fantasy swords from films, TV series and games.

  • Historie palných zbraní Evolution of ranged weapons: from bamboo sticks to revolver

    As shown in the popular Bowling for Columbine documentary, in some US states you can get an automatic firearm for free if you open a bank account. Civilian possession of weapons is a heated topic in many countries. However, let’s now look back through history to see the origin of firearms. We will see how these clumsy, inaccurate, and unreliable curiosities that used to lose battles to bows developed into lethal instruments used by military and hunters.

  • Kubotan Stay Safe With This Self-defence Keychain Weapon

    Finding a pepper spray in your purse might take longer than you can afford. Try using a kubotan, instead! These weapons are no bigger than a pen, but they can be as effective as a personal bodyguard. If used correctly, kubotan can help you defend yourself against any attacker, whether in a dark underpass or during a pub brawl.

  • Oštěpy The Spear Was a Refined Roman Legionaries Weapon, but the Neanderthals Came up With It

    Do you also think of one of the best javelin throwers in the world when you say spear? Jan Železný definitely made this athletic discipline famous in the Czech Republic. However, the spear was originally a stabbing weapon and its history goes back a long way. When did it appear and how did it evolve over time?

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