ethnic weapons

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by byzantine warrior, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Messages:
    6,121
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Constantinopoli
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    hello all i was just wondering since people from around the world come here what are some ethnic weapons your culture used?
     
  2. Duke_Aramis

    Duke_Aramis New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Antwerp
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0
    first: club
    then: Spatha, Gladius and Pilum
    after that:sword, mace and other medieval stuff
    and by now we have a carrier lol
     
  3. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Midwest USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    Bow, flint knives, tomahawk.

    Even though I'm not Indian (sorry, 'Native American'), I'm in the Midwest USA, so that's what was here first.

    Then we got all your basic firearms, plus the ever popular calvary sabre, now we've got nukes!
     
  4. Beowulf

    Beowulf New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Ohio
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Sword,Saex,Axe,Spear,Long Bow,Musket,Tomahawk,Longhunter Knives,Kentucky and Virginia style Muzzleloader rifle for us militant type,Flintlock Pistol,Bowie Knife,Tennesee and Southern style percusion Muzzleloeder rifle,dont forget the various shotguns and the list goes on to present.That is actually what my forefathers would had used to hunt and protect themselves with.My dad and myself presently use various rifles,shotguns,pistols and knives.Americans love their GUNS and KNIVES,at least speaking the for the good ol'boys they do.
     
  5. matrix9217

    matrix9217 King of the Mark

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    texas
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Am descended from the scots, so most likely the longsword. Also the whole Indian getup, for am like 1/64 indian :D
     
  6. Calarustithil

    Calarustithil Smith of Gondolin

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I am a Euro-mutt so I have a little bit of everything.
    Claymore for the scott in me, basket hilted fencing foil for brittish side, Arkansas tooth pick for my early american ancestors and a white flag for french in me. Just kidding about the flag, not my french heritage. :D
     
  7. dwarf tosser

    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2003
    Messages:
    1,793
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    Im 25 percent roman, 23 percent Sicilian(thats right i dont know how to spell it), 25 percent cuban, and 25 percent Scottish

    I dont ecactly know anything about the swords. I know about the scotts and the Italains but thats it. Does anybosy know anything more that i dont?

    -dt
     
  8. matrix9217

    matrix9217 King of the Mark

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    texas
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    what happened to the other 2 percent lol
     
  9. dwarf tosser

    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2003
    Messages:
    1,793
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    O 2percent valar.

    -dt
     
  10. matrix9217

    matrix9217 King of the Mark

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    texas
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    ahh, got it
     
  11. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Messages:
    6,121
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Constantinopoli
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    i forgot to mention my ethnic weapons! im ALL greek so club,Hoplite sword,hoplite spear,gladius(roman occupation), spathion (byzantine), guns
     
  12. Duke_Aramis

    Duke_Aramis New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Antwerp
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0
    I forgot to mention my country men that immigrated to the US made the Thompson aka Tommygun aka Chicago piano sort of there ethnic weapon :)

    I'm 50% Sicilian and 50% Scottish and at family reunions I have noticed that heads and fists are also very popular amongst them, especially when socializing on liquor lol
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2004
  13. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Messages:
    6,121
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Constantinopoli
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    sure thats a weapon
     
  14. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trapped in my own dungeon together with a smelly h
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I really can't come up with any weapons typical to us Dutch. we usually ran before one of us got hurt.
     
  15. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Messages:
    6,121
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Constantinopoli
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    :) thats all right Fin at least your still around by doing that
     
  16. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trapped in my own dungeon together with a smelly h
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    that's what my ancestors must have kept in mind also.

    the only weapon I can think off right now would be my grandmothers pie-soup. words cannot describe the mere horror I experience when even hearing of that substance
     
  17. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Messages:
    6,121
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Constantinopoli
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    pie soup? sounds delicious :p it must be better then my aunts orange soup
     
  18. finrod

    finrod Born to woe.

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Trapped in my own dungeon together with a smelly h
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    orange soup? uhhmmm........ehe.........how.....how....exotic?
     
  19. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2003
    Messages:
    6,121
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Constantinopoli
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    yep its real good especially when the pits get caught in your throught:D oops i forgot about the hoplite sheild
     
  20. swordsman

    swordsman New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Winston Salem, North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Lets try and stay on a subject folks if ther is one here?