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Deadliest Ancient Indian Weapons

Today here I introduce some ancient destructive weapons which were used in India during 100 to 700 A.D.

 My visit : Collections of ancient Indian weapons, Chennai Museum 
 

10. Bhuj, Or Kirpan (Dagger)

This kind of dagger were mostly used in India during duels. These daggers are small in shape & size, 6-10 inches long and 2-4 inches wide. Weight is up to 500 grams. This dagger is made of steel, jade, gold, diamond, emerald, ruby, agate etc. These daggers were not popular in the wars, only popular for hand-to-hand fighting. 


09. Valla Or, Shul (Spear)

Valla were very popular in the wars, because, attackers could use it in keeping themselves from safe distances. It has a long sharp steel bladed head. Length is up to 40 inches & weight is up to 5 kilograms. 


08. Trishul (Triple bladed spear)

Trishul is most likely as Valla. But it has three blades instead of one. It was also very popular in the wars in ancient India. Length is up to 30 inches & weight is up to 6 kilograms. 


07. Kharga (Heavy Sword)

Kharga is one kind of sword. But it's very large in shape & also very heavy in weight. Kharga has significance both as a battle weapon and a ritual object. Length is up to 32 inches & weight is up to 10 pounds. 


06.  Parashu  (Battle Axe)

Parashu is one type of battle axe specifically designed for combat. Many were suitable for use in one hand, while others were larger and were deployed two-handed. Length is up to 5 feet & weight is up to 6 pounds. 


05. Talwar (Sword)

Talwar is a curved bladed long sword.  It has a steel blade which is approximately 16.5 " x 1" width.  The blade is sharpened on the convex edge, or “outside”, of the curve. Weigh is up to 2-4 pounds. 


04. Gada (Mace)

Gada is a blunt weapon, a type of club or virge that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows. Gada is made of heavy metal like as iron, bronze, copper etc. It was much effective rather than swords & knives in the wars. Length is up to 5 feets & weight is up to 20-30 kilograms.
 

03. Gurz (Round headed spiky mace)

Gurz is very similar to Gada. But it has a rounded head with some sharp spikes, in other hand Gada is a blunt weapon. It is lighter than Gada. Gurz is much destructive than Gada. Length is up to 5 feet & weight is up to 15-20 kilograms. 


02.  Zaghnal (War hammer)

 Zaghnal is a hammer weapon with curved tapering blade, its brass head decorated with animal figures. Has much destructive power if attacker sits on back of horse/elephant.  Length is up to 12 feets & weight is up to 5 kilograms. 
 


01. Bow & Arrow

Bow & Arrow is the number one destructive weapon in the history of ancient India. In that period most victories depended on the number of archers in the army. 


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