8 Badass Weapons From History

Elite Facts Presents 8 Badass Weapons from History 8. Mourning Star
This is pretty much the mace’s more ruthless cousin. The morning star is built up of a solid wooden
or metal shaft atop which sits a large metal ball adorned with a number of spikes or blades. This medieval weapon was used by infantry
and horsemen as it was the primary method of attack due to how simplistic it is to use
as well as how effective it is when dealing with enemies. The most common target was, logically, the
face or head, although the blow could be directed at the legs or knees in order to disable a
foe. The Morning Star mace has returned throughout
history in many different forms since it’s initial conception from medieval times and
these different designs are often confused with the mace. What makes these designs different? the difference
being that a mace has no spikes, instead favoring metal studs. Either way if you get hit by either one of
the two, it’s going to hurt. 7. The Hunga Munga
The Hunga Munga may sound like something that’s come straight out of the lion king but it
is in fact one of the most deadly melee weapons in history. The Hunga Munga is an iron fighting tool named
by the African tribes south of Lake Tchad. The Hunga Munga is a handheld weapon and has
a metal pointed blade with a curved back section and separate spike near the handle. The weapon has two functions as it is most
commonly used as a hand to hand weapon, however it was originally designed to be throwable
as it’s curved design allows the blade to spin allowing it to clear more distance when
thrown.These African iron weapons are thrown with a rotatory motion much similar to how
a boomerang is thrown and is known to deal a lot of damage to enemies it’s aimed at. The Hunga Munga comes in many shapes and sizes
and they are used across Africa from the Upper Nile on the east through Central Africa by
Lake Tchad to the Africans of the Gaboon in West Africa. 6. Chakram
Often mistaken to be another weapon known as the Glaive (Which is actually a pole weapon
that has a very similar blade), The Chakram is more like a large throwing star. Also known as a war quoit, the weapon is of
Indian origin and was usually a large bladed metal disk. Chakrams were used both for throwing, like
a Frisbee, or in melee combat, where slashing was the usual method of attack. A different form of the Chakram was the Chakkar. This bladed throwing weapon takes the form
of a hoop rather that the a disk which the chakram is well known for. Chakkars were used by Sikh warriors, again,
as both a throwing and melee weapon. The weapons have a frightening range of up
to 100 meters, if well manufactured 5. War Scythe
Now what do you think the inspiration was behind the conception of this weapon? You would think it took inspiration from the
grim reaper’s favourite weapon but no it was instead created when someone decided to
turn farming equipment into a weapon! War Scythes were altered so that the blade
pointed straight from the top of the shaft. War scythes were used as both a slashing and
a stabbing weapon, their weight and aerodynamic shape making them devastating. The War Scythe is so durable and resilient
that it is capable of cutting through a metal helmet belonging to an enemy soldier! The weapon is thought to have originated from
use as an improvised weapon created by peasants, which was then adapted for military use. If ranged hand to hand combat is your forte,
then this weapon is for you! 4. Nunchaku
Probably one of the more recognisable weapons on this list, The Nunchaku originating as
a tool for threshing crops. Yes this is yet another piece of farming equipment
that was turned into a weapon! The Nunchaku is an Okinawan weapon that consists
of two lengths of solid wood, or in some cases 2 lengths of metal that are joined together
by a single length of chain. The weapon is used by holding onto one of
the wooden arms and swinging the other extremely quickly at the victim. Normally the user of this weapon would aim
for 2 points in particular when in combat. The target areas would usually be the face
or arms as a hit to the arm with these nunchaku will cause the arm’s bones to break on impact. As for a shot to the head, It can either give
the victim a concussion or worse, it could cause blunt trauma that will kill the victim
if they don’t receive help soon after the attack. 3. Bardiche
This weapon is yet another ranged melee weapon that looks like a hybrid between that of a
regular pole weapon and a battleaxe! As you can see this weapon takes both of the
best aspects of each weapon as it consists of a long pole to give the user the reach
advantage when in combat but also includes a wide axe head attached along the side and
tip of the shaft making it difficult for victims to dodge. The Bardiche is of Eastern European and Russian
origin. Used as a slashing or cleaving weapon, the
weapon was wielded in two hands and swung both horizontally and vertically. Bardiches were often wielded alongside a firearm
for use in the event of close-quarters encounters, although weapons of this style were in use
long before the arrival of firearms. The power of the weapon came from the weight
of the blade, which was usually over 2 feet wide. The method of attack would usually consist
of cleaving at the limbs or torso of the foe. Yeah after hearing that, i don’t think anyone
would want to attempt fighting someon with a Bardiche. 2. Maul
Similar and just a brutal as the modern day sledgehammer, the Maul is a nasty blunt force
weapon that was invented and used by French citizens. Much like most of the weapons featured on
this list, Mauls were not originally used particularly as a weapon, rather as tools,
but in time they have been employed by various military factions for combat purposes. With something similar to that of the sledgehammer,
there is no real strategy when using it. Just aim for a body part and watch the carnage
ensue. Common target areas would be the head as you’d
expect because that is essentially an instant kill no matter how you look at it and arms
and legs so you can take away your victim’s ability to fight back. A single blow from a Maul is sufficient to
shatter bones and cave in skulls, even when a helmet is worn. The length of the handle allowed for the Maul
to be wielded in two hands. A common tactic was to break the legs of the
victim with a stout blow to the knees or shins, then finish the poor guy off with an overhead
smash to the skull. Pretty much everything you’d expect when
using a freaking sledgehammer as a weapon! 1. Blunderbuss
No one said anything about Firearms not being eligible for the list. The Blunderbuss is one of the very first forms
of the shotgun as it uses a loading system very similar to the musket as it needs a refill
of powder before each shot. The weapon was muzzle loaded and is identified
by the distinctive flared muzzle. This was actually the worst part about operating
a Blunderbuss as the flared muzzle caused the shot to spread quite widely and reduced
the muzzle velocity, meaning that shots outside of very close quarters resulted only in shrapnel
wounds rather than more fatal wounds that would cause death. A blunderbuss could, in theory, be loaded
with any kind of shrapnel or shot, small stones or scraps of metal were used as ammunition
at times. The blunderbuss was used by armies of various
nationalities, However this weapon originated from Europe. A smaller, one handed version of the Blunderbuss,
called a flintlock pistol was also used. As you’d probably expect from a wide burst
firearm, Wounds sustained from a close range hit would be brutal, potentially blowing away
whole chunks of the body. It may be old, But this firearm is just badass! Don’t forget to like us and subscribe
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