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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.

  • 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?

  • Praky The Sling Fired Further Than a Bow, But It Also Had Its Drawbacks

    If you were to name historical weapons, only few would think the sling. It's perhaps the most underrated weapon in history. People are not really frightened by the thought of a fork, whereby a stretched piece of flexible material is between its arms and a stone that is aimed at the target. Slings changed over time; it wasn't always a boy's toy used for knocking cans off windowsills. The throwing form of the sling didn't need flexible material. Such a sling entwined with rope or leather straps was no less destructive in its power than its modern form.

  • Historický šerm Historical Fencing Is a Combination of Sport and Chivalrous Virtues

    Even today, we can hear sounds of a battle and the clanking of swords coming out from castles and chateaux. The men, who pretend to fight in front of a monument’s visitors, run around the courtyard in period clothing. Demonstrations of historical fencing are extremely popular with Czech spectators, but don’t be fooled by the belief that everything is only pretence. The swordsmen themselves undergo training that even a real medieval mercenary wouldn’t be ashamed of.

  • Damoklův meč Damocles’ Sword - a Legend That Is Still True

    A sword blade dangled above his throat, which Damocles paid no attention to at first. Although when he noticed it, he suddenly realised that he could no longer rejoice and enjoy the prosperity that surrounded him. The food in his mouth became bitter and the paintings on the walls curled up into strange shapes. Instead of happily enjoying the gifts of a monarch, he suddenly wanted to be as far away from the palace as possible. Therefore, the feeling of not being able to rejoice at a time when danger awaits us began to be called the Damocles’ sword. Although, we should call it Dionysus’s sword. Why is it so, and how did it all end?

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