A projectile weapon used to throw a blunt projectile.

A Roman Slinger

A projectile weapon used to throw a blunt projectile.

A shield and assortment of Native American weapons.

Shield and Weapons

A shield and assortment of Native American weapons.

A smoothbore gun that fires shot over short ranges. Also called scattergun.

Military Shotgun

A smoothbore gun that fires shot over short ranges. Also called scattergun.

"A Sling is a short leather strap having a string secured to each end, by which a stone is hurled."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sling and Slinger

"A Sling is a short leather strap having a string secured to each end, by which a stone is hurled."—(Charles…

An illustration of a soldier leaning on a mace. A mace is a simple weapon that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows.

Soldier with Mace

An illustration of a soldier leaning on a mace. A mace is a simple weapon that uses a heavy head on…

A soldier of the Roman Empire.

Light-Armed Soldier

A soldier of the Roman Empire.

"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall, 1862

Spearhead Imbued

"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall,…

An Anglo-Saxon spearhead, made of iron.

Anglo-Saxon spearhead

An Anglo-Saxon spearhead, made of iron.

A Bantu spearhead.

Bantu spearhead

A Bantu spearhead.

"Japanese spearhead"—Finley, 1917

Japanese spearhead

"Japanese spearhead"—Finley, 1917

Medieval spearheads.

Medieval spearhead

Medieval spearheads.

A Phillipine spearhead.

Phillipine spearhead

A Phillipine spearhead.

West African spearheads.

West African spearhead

West African spearheads.

Prehistoric British spearheads.

Prehistoric British spearheads

Prehistoric British spearheads.

Prehistoric Irish spearheads, made of bronze.

Prehistoric Irish spearheads

Prehistoric Irish spearheads, made of bronze.

"The parts are the butt, A; small, B; magazine well, C; barrel bed, D; air chamber, E, which reduces the charring effect og a heater barrel on the stock; small butt plate screw hole and seat for the butt plate tang, F; butt swivel plate seat, G; mortise for receiver tang lug and hole for rear guard screw, H; mortise for sear and slot for trigger, I; cut-off thumb-piece recess, J; mortise for recoil on the receiver, K; bed for fixed base, L; grasping grooves, N; shoulder for lower band, O; bed for band spring, P; shoulder for upper band, Q; channels for decreasing weight, R; upper band screw hole, S; and the stock screw hole, T. The large hole in butt is for decreasing weight, and the smaller one is a pocket for the combination oiler and thong case." — Moss, 1914

Stock, right side view

"The parts are the butt, A; small, B; magazine well, C; barrel bed, D; air chamber, E, which reduces…

"The parts are the butt, A; small, B; magazine well, C; barrel bed, D; air chamber, E, which reduces the charring effect og a heater barrel on the stock; small butt plate screw hole and seat for the butt plate tang, F; butt swivel plate seat, G; mortise for receiver tang lug and hole for rear guard screw, H; mortise for sear and slot for trigger, I; cut-off thumb-piece recess, J; mortise for recoil on the receiver, K; bed for fixed base, L; grasping grooves, N; shoulder for lower band, O; bed for band spring, P; shoulder for upper band, Q; channels for decreasing weight, R; upper band screw hole, S; and the stock screw hole, T. The large hole in butt is for decreasing weight, and the smaller one is a pocket for the combination oiler and thong case." — Moss, 1914

Stock, top view

"The parts are the butt, A; small, B; magazine well, C; barrel bed, D; air chamber, E, which reduces…

A sword is a long-edged piece of metal, used as a cutting, thrusting weapon.

Sword

A sword is a long-edged piece of metal, used as a cutting, thrusting weapon.

A sword and axe resting on a square block.

Sword and axe

A sword and axe resting on a square block.

The two-handed sword or German Zweihänder, here of the 15th century showing the Second Guard or Parierhakens.

Two-Handed Sword

The two-handed sword or German Zweihänder, here of the 15th century showing the Second Guard or…

A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to carry torpedoes into battle.<br>Top: A, platform; B, torpedo; C, water tight pine box; D, pin to be drawn.<br>Lower: A, vessel at anchor; B, her cable; E, F, two torpedoes; C, D, the coupling lines.

Torpedo Boat

A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to carry torpedoes into battle. Top:…

An assortment of lances, darts, and pikes.

Weapons

An assortment of lances, darts, and pikes.

A cartoon of a young man holding a pickaxe, with expletives coming out of his mouth.

Young Man Holding Pickaxe

A cartoon of a young man holding a pickaxe, with expletives coming out of his mouth.