Essay On Greek Weapons

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Greek Weapons and Armor The Greek armor and weapons were when and where most modern weapons and armor originated from because the Greek were the ones that had created the most primitive method of crafting these weapons and armor.
One of the most noticeable items that were brought over into modern times was the sword. The blade of the sword was straight, double-edged, and pointed. (Sword 1) The blade was formed by repeated firing and striking of the metal at red-hot temperatures. The heating of the metal was necessary so the blade could be formed into many different sizes and shapes (Sword 1). Impurities would be cleaned off and the sword would be polished and sharpened before it was “Battle Ready”. The sword became differentiated from the
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It was a very simple weapon, two chords or thongs fastened to a pouch that was a very effective weapon on the battlefield. The sling was the simplest of the missile weapons of antiquity in principle and the most difficult of practice (Military 46). While considerable velocity could be imparted to a practice in this way, the geometry of the scheme dictated that the release be timed with uncanny precision to achieve even rudimentary accuracy (Military 46). By classical times, lead bullets would be launched from the sling. Another important weapon was the axe. Heavy, devastating, and powerful enough to end a life in one swing, this axe was a formidable weapon. Before the hafting technique was developed, the axe was a heavy, slow weapon. With most strikes knocking the head of the axe off, a better technique was formed. Hafting was a far stronger technique that re-invented the axe itself. The handle of the axe was far stronger and the metal was hardened to improve strength of the overall weapon. Bolts would be put in at the top of the handle and connected to the axe head to ensure the durability of the weapon. Hafting also lead to the development of stocked axes, in which the handle passed through a tubular hole cast in the axe head; both hole and head were tapered from front to rear to prevent the head from flying off (Military

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