Medieval Asia

Japanese Horokubiya

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Seen in use around the 14th Century, The Horokubiya were fused containers of gunpowder. Hand lit, they were encased in paper or ceramic. When lit and thrown, they could e …

Korean Ssangsudo Sword

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A weapon that saw limited use in The Korean military, The Ssangsudo Sword was a single-edged, double-handed weapon. The blade measured some 6 feet in length and required …

Japanese Shurikenjutsu Dart

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Another weapons designed for Samurai usage, The 15th Century Shurikenjutsu “Arrow Dart” were iron throwing, ranged weapons, carried by certain Warriors in com …

Chinese Breastplate Armor

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An early example of modern “Body Armor”, these 14th Century Breastplates were designed to be worn under regular clothing. Consisting of twin shaped Front comp …

Japanese Zukin

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Although not a traditional helmet, The Zukin Headpiece was another early form of Feudal Japanese head protection. Seen around the 13th Century (with variations going on w …

Korean Neolbjakchang Spear

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]A Pole Arm weapon from 14th Century Korean, The Neolbjakchang Spear was unique in the way it was used. NOT intended as a stabbing or trusting weapon, the Head of the Spe …

Korean Galgorichang Spear

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From 13th Century Korea, The Galgorichang Spear was a form of Anti-Cavalry Pole Arm/Spear. It evolved into several different type of “Heads” as a result. The …

Japanese Kabutowari

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These weapons were in The Jitte Family of weapons. Very similar is usage to the European “Sword Breaker”, The 14th Century Kabutowari - was a knife-like weapo …

Japanese Makibishi

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These were the “cousins” to the European Caltrop anti-personnel devices. Seen in use as early as the 12th Century, The Makibishi were iron, 6-sided hand spike …

Japanese Bo

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These were the Japanese equivalent of the European Quarterstaff. Used in religious communities in Japan (for self-defense), they date back to at least the 7th Century. By …