Any medieval warrior would have avoided confronting anyone who carried any of these rare, deadly and cruel weapons of the ancient world.
For centuries, men devised instruments to crush, torture and assassinate their opponents, long before the existence of modern weapons that eliminate people in a few shots and from a distance. The weapons of antiquity stood out for having methods which, undoubtedly, none of us would wish to experience. Take a look at some of these sinister models.
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2-handed swords were specialized infantry weapons, used commonly in the 15th and 16th century, especially by German and Swiss armies. Considering the amount of specialized training required, extra-pay was often given to 2-handed sword wielders.
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A Falchion is a sword of European origin, handled by one hand, whose design is somewhat similar to the Persian Scimitar or the Chinese Dao.
The weapon combined the weight and power of an Axe with the versatility of a simple sword. Falchions are found in different forms throughout the 11th-16th centuries. In some versions the Falchion looks more like the Seax or the Sabre, and in other versions the shape is irregular and looks more like a Machete.
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