5 types of weapons, which appeared improvised
If you imagine in your mind is the word «weapon», then before us there will be lots of images of guns, swords, blades, tanks and nuclear bombs. Weapon – the word is very specific, with the help of some people kill other people, that’s all you need to know about it. Since ancient times happened that the possession of arms is equivalent to the possession of power. The first community of people organized around a small armed group. Even our princes, in essence, were military leaders of their wives, because of this and ruled.
Of course, this military class was always advanced weaponry, the rest were forbidden to wear it: «Why should a slave with a sword? To get hurt!» The ban was caused not by concern, and fear, which was born of the elite, fear of the uprising of the oppressed, which, anyway, are often inflamed in any country of the world. Today, the power and the weapons continue to complement each other, but still we have some leverage on her. And that was our ancestors, slaves and peasants who lived in the dark ages?
One of the most ancient agricultural tools and the most common. Sickles used in Europe, the middle East, Africa and even the Japanese Islands. The hammer is a standard tool of the peasant, the symbol of the harvest, a symbol of fertility. A number of ancient civilizations (Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt) armed with sickles their elite units. Of course, combat sickles was modernized under the military and was more like a curved blade than the sickle. If you look at the design itself, we can easily correlate Khopesh (sickle melee weapon) with a simple hammer.
However, farmers did not always have the opportunity to improve this tool, because they honed their combat skills, which helped them during wars or riots. In Japan there is a combat school, which is devoted exclusively to hammer. This school is called Camazotz. In General, Japanese wars are often used sickles. They were in the standard set, even a ninja and not only weapons, but also as a handy tool (for cutting rope, for example).
Not slaves, not masters!
– motto of Polish K –
For centuries, braid was an indispensable assistant in the farm to each farmer or to a new manners of a farmer. Some call martial scythe specific medieval edged weapons – gitara. But we’re talking about things that primarily are intended for peaceful use. So cast gisarme to hell, back to a traditional braid.
Special popularity it starts to be in the Polish insurgents after the second partition of Poland, which took place in 1794. The queue became a symbol of the struggle of Poland for independence. Mainly thanks to Ian and Andrew Slasscom, which was released 2000 private farmers to form a liberation army. Themselves the peasants were armed with scythes, and in the battle of Racławice they managed to defeat our troops capture the Russian guns, but the history of the Polish uprisings never ended in their favor. They are called cosigners.
There are several versions of the appearance of the nunchuk, but we stick to the traditional: the first prototypes was used as a flail for threshing rice. As a combat weapon, their advantage lies in the fact that they do not give a return in holding their hand. Share nunchuck along the length of the link: Chinese link reached a length of 20-30 centimeters, Okinawa – the width of the foot or palm of the owner.
Now the nunchaku are classified by law as a weapon shock action shatters, so that thing is very dangerous, if you know how to interact with her. And to learn, you need to feel the technique nunchaku Jutsu which covers all the strategy and mechanics of battle.
4. The handle of a rice mill
This thing also originated among the inhabitants of the island of Okinawa. It is called tonfa, it served as a prototype of a handle for a small rice mill, although the Chinese believe that tonfa is based on the crutches. In any case, it is widespread in the period after the civil war during the Se Sina. At this time on the Islands was restless, had imposed serious restrictions on the use of weapons. Here the peasants and thought, why not use a crutch (handle of the mill) as a means of self-defense? Surprisingly, tonfa relished or the teeth not only in Japan but also abroad.
What is she so remarkable? Look at its shape, you get nothing? So, it’s ordinary police truncheon! Now rubber truncheons in the form confi formally adopted by the police in the United States and Russia.
This weapon was armed with Raphael from the ninja turtles. Quite a formidable thrusting weapon, has a short stalk and an elongated middle tooth. In General, these are the tridents, which are usually held with both hands. They are descended from the paired hand fork to carry hay. However, there is a justified opinion that a Trident-CY existed independently from the pair of the forks and used as a weapon, not an agricultural tool.
In practice it’s not used, although there was a time when CY was armed Japanese police. It was used exclusively in the capture of a high-ranking criminal who had to disarm without causing significant harm. That is, the police used a SAI to parry or seizure of weapons.