Instruments or weapons of offence or defense.

Arms

Instruments or weapons of offence or defense.

An array of weapons used in ancient times (some of which are still used today). Among these weapons are a shortbow, a longbow, a battle axe, several spears, an arrow, and several swords.

Arms and Armor: Weapons

An array of weapons used in ancient times (some of which are still used today). Among these weapons…

Chipped flint arrow heads

Arrowheads

Chipped flint arrow heads

An ax of flint.

Ax

An ax of flint.

Indian stone axe

Axe

Indian stone axe

An illustration of four various axes: "1, Horseman's hammer of about the time of Edward IV; 2, Martel-de-fer, time of Henry VIII; 3, Martel-de-fer, time of Edward VI; 4, Martel-de-fer with hand-gun, time of Queen Elizabeth." -Century, 1889

Four Axes

An illustration of four various axes: "1, Horseman's hammer of about the time of Edward IV; 2, Martel-de-fer,…

A weapon, by means of which an arrow is propelled.

Bow

A weapon, by means of which an arrow is propelled.

A cannon from the time of Cortez. "It will be observed that the pieces have no trunnions, and are supported in a kind of trough. They were breech-loaders by means of chambers, three of which, with handles, are seen (in the cut) lying on the ground, and one is in place, in the gun on the right. In the Naval Museum at Annapolis there are guns captured to be the ones used by Cortes. A search of the records of the Ordnance Department at Washington, instituted for me by Commodore Sicard, at the suggestion of Prof. Charles E. Munroe of the Naval Academy, has not, however, revealed any documentary evidence; but a paper in the <em>Army and Navy Journal</em>, Nov. 22, 1884, shows such guns to have been captured by Lieutenant Wyse in the 'Darien.' The guns at Annapolis are provided with like chambers, as seen in photographs kindly sent to me. Similar chambers are now, or were recently, used in firing salutes on the Queen's birthday in St. James' Park." &mdash; Winsor, 1886.

Cannon

A cannon from the time of Cortez. "It will be observed that the pieces have no trunnions, and are supported…

A ball usually made from cast iron, to be thrown from cannon.

Cannon-ball

A ball usually made from cast iron, to be thrown from cannon.

A catapult that propels items at a further distance than a standard catapult.

A Long Catapult

A catapult that propels items at a further distance than a standard catapult.

A weapon used in discharging arrows, formed by placing a bow crosswise on a stock.

Cross-bow

A weapon used in discharging arrows, formed by placing a bow crosswise on a stock.

Gustavus Vasa hiding out with peasants in the story about the king from "The Red True Story Book" by Andrew Lang.

Gustavus Vasa

Gustavus Vasa hiding out with peasants in the story about the king from "The Red True Story Book" by…

Instruments for cutting and of different varieties.

Knives

Instruments for cutting and of different varieties.

A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle, and metal point; a spear.

Lance

A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle, and metal point; a spear.

Lictors were guards of magistrates who carried fasces to show power to execute.

Lictors with Fasces

Lictors were guards of magistrates who carried fasces to show power to execute.

A small dagger.

Poniard

A small dagger.

A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and a little curved toward the point; a cavalry sword.

Saber

A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and a little curved toward the point; a cavalry…

Navajo sling

Sling

Navajo sling

An Indian Stone Maul

Stone Maul

An Indian Stone Maul

Tomahawk made of stone

Stone Tomahawk

Tomahawk made of stone

An offensive weapon having a long, strong, and usually harp-pointed blade, for cutting or thrusting.

Sword

An offensive weapon having a long, strong, and usually harp-pointed blade, for cutting or thrusting.

A collection of military swords crossed over one another.

Swords

A collection of military swords crossed over one another.

An ornamental cursive T, decorated with shields and weapons of heraldry.

Heraldic T

An ornamental cursive T, decorated with shields and weapons of heraldry.

An Indian tomahawk.

Tomahawk

An Indian tomahawk.

An Indian tomahawk.

Tomahawk

An Indian tomahawk.

Tomahawk made of iron.

tomahawk 1

Tomahawk made of iron.

A barrel torpedo.

Torpedo

A barrel torpedo.

Bushnell's torpedo boat.

Torpedo Boat

Bushnell's torpedo boat.