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That last one was 19th century armor, from Southeast Asia. Tibet or Bhutan region.
This is a Saber Halberd. Long held to be a weird Victorian mishmash of weapons, several have now been discovered dating to the 30 Years War.
For the weebs out there, anime armor. A later style of plate, characterized by riveted strips forming what a solid piece of steel would form in traditional plate. Popular among Polish Hussars, because it's stylish as fuck.
World War 1 trench weapons. Generally they were purchased by soldiers and brought as extra weapons, or sent by family. Factories were dedicated to churning these things out. Some also appear to have been constructed on sight from scrap.
Japanese helmet, made from a Spanish or Portuguese morion and enameled in the local style.
Ignore this disgrace of an image. Somewhere along the line I downloaded a glorified thumbnail.
Part of KM's collection, if the deck is any indication.
I am unfortunately drawn away. If the thread survives somehow, when I return I will try and continue my dump.
An Indian Katara with dual flint-lock pistols attached to its side.
Another Katara similar to this one
i love this thread. i love you guys
if only i had OC to post though..
Now for some Chakrams, these ones are on a Nihang Sikh's conic turban. Looks like there are some small, seemingly decorative weapons on it too.
Now lets move on to Patas, they're like gauntlet sword hybrids. Apparently they tended to be made with heavy European blades but I have no credible source for this.
Next weapon is the Bhuj,which is sort of hard to describe. Like a mini spear with a knife blade?
This is the Bagh Nakh, a weapon used in hand-to-hand combat that was supposedly inspired by tiger claws.
I have yet to find a second decent picture for a Nagni as long as I had these pictures so instead take this digital painting of how one would kill elephant cavalry with one.
I think the best way to describe it would be a "butcher's axe". That's basically what it is - a butcher's blade on an axe handle.
Come to think of it it'd be a great weapon for an RPG or game like Dark Souls.
I believe it was traditionally used by the Rajputs
Urumi, Sword with thin whip-like blades
>Based on these examples, sling velocity falls within the same range as the angular
composite bows (45 m/s average, McEwen and Bergman 1986), but significantly less
than the more advanced composite bows of the Ottoman Empire (Kurpowicz 2006).
Slings would outperform self bows (at least that used by McEwen and Bergman, self
bows are highly variable, ranging from low draw weight hunting implements to the
famous English longbow), atlatl-and-dart systems, and hand-launched javelins by
To sum it up, at proper range they're pretty fucking deadly, and sometimes can even penetrate targets.
And finally an Indian Tulwar, of what I think is Wootz. I still have a bit more stuff to share but I don't want to post more than I already have done so. I've already spammed a good bit of the thread(sorry about that) so it's best if I add some more stuff later than now.
Wow, I fucked up that greentext. Another quote:
>The review of biomechanical modeling has shown that sling projectile lethality is dependant on projectile material and design. Impacts from effectively designed sling projectiles can be expected to fracture a wide range of human bone, including at long range. Dense lead projectiles can be expected to penetrate exposed human skin at all ranges, and biconical clay projectiles could penetrate skin at close range. The potential for sling projectiles to cause soft tissue blunt trauma is inconclusive, but appears likely based on ethnographic and historical accounts as well as the levels of lethality indicated by the penetration and direct fracture modeling. These lines of evidence show that slings would be effective weapons in warfare and that use in warfare would likely lead to an evolution of projectile design.