10 Most Powerful Ancient Weapons

We are coming across a lot of advancing weapons in our day to day life. But, some of them listed here are so innovative and powerful that they are considered more than dangerous. Obviously, there would have been some specific reason for creating powerful weapons. These proving for almost unimaginable weapons were done during the ancient times for either one-to-one combating or on the battlefield. With almost no efforts, the combating power just doubles with these ancient weapons listed here. Let’s look at the 10 most powerful ancient weapons that seems to have been created for purposeful execution plans.

10. Shuriken


Shuriken is a tiny weapon originated from Japan, which was majorly used as a hidden dagger. The daggers were formed like star with multiple variants in terms of edges. The edges were made sharp enough for producing hidden cuts on the opponent’s body. Also recognized as “throwing stars”, the Shruiken tactical were included in the martial arts in many famous schools of Japan and China. Additionally, they were even soaked in poison and trap the victim by stamping on it. Other methods was to apply dagger in muddy area with application of animal feces to allow the formation of dangerous bacterial infections. This could fall the victim to incurable infections.

9. War Hammer

War Hammer

War Hammer was specifically designed for wars to close combating. Originated for the use in medieval times, the War Hammer by appearance consists of a spoke on the other size of the hammer. The weapons were first introduced in Europe and come majorly from the Mughal India. The spike end of the hammer was used to tamper the opponent’s shield and armor. The top hammering portion is mounted on a long-handled wooden bar.

8. Flaming Arrows

Flaming Arrows

A lot of times, you would have come across arrows with fire on the front portion and producing chaos to a region on movies and other programs. One such weapon was used in the ancient days were the “Flaming Arrows”. Started in use since 8th century, the intent behind the flaming arrows were to devastate the enemy territory. Basically, the arrows were made of wooden sticks with oil-soaked at the front. Additionally, a bigger and more powerful arrow made of iron boxes and tubes were used by Romans. Further, these arrows were even facilitated through throwing machines to acquire the enemy territory at a faster rate. The medieval times flame arrows were constructed at a length of about 2-meters.

7. Push Dagger

Push Dagger

Push Dagger is a lethal weapon from the ancient times, which is also recognized as “T-handled knife”. The appearance of the tool resembles like a “T-Shaped” where the front portion is a sharp knife. It is mounted on the hand with the help of middle and the index finger. The weapon is banned in many countries including the United States. Right from early 19th century, the weapon was used as a defensive tool even with the common people. It was originated from the Indian subcontinents in 16th century with the name “Katar”. The name “Katar” emphasizes punching sword.

6. Wave-bladed Sword

Wave bladed Sword

As the name says, the Wave-bladed sword is in the form of blade, which happens to be a ruthless tool of ancient times. The Wave-bladed sword is also recognized as “flame-bladed sword”. Additionally, the weapon was not just designed to resemble as a flame, but also for a specific reason in combating. It produces a weird vibration while combating with the opponent that help the swordsmen in powerful combating.

5. Haladie


Haladie is the most powerful weapon of Rajput of Ancient Indian Warriorhood. The weapon was used in assassination as it consists of slicing blades on the edges. With a length of about 8.5 inches, the Haladie has a handle in the middle with two mounted blades on the edges. This was the first weapon facilitating with triple-edged blade. Some of the Rajputs had the third blade on the knuckle along with the Haladie for boosting the assassinations.

4. Shotel


Shotel is a lethal sword happens to be one of the most dangerous ancient weapons of all time. The physical appearances of the sword produce a curve like structure forming a semicircular shape. Originated from the ancient Ethiopia, the sword’s length is about 40 inches in length. The swordsmen holding the sword were considered as the “Shotelai”. The hooking attacks and techniques from the ancient times against either mounted or dismounted rivals was accounted the best.

3. Katar


Katar is a masterpiece of push dagger, which is considered one of the lethal weapons of ancient times. The weapon emphasizes a H-shaped handle with a sharp projection at the front. Originated from South Asian country, which is much specific to Indian subcontinents. Further, as the weapon is mounted on the fore portion of the knuckle, this was used as a single-shot assassination tool. Created in the 14th century and comes from the Vijayanagara Empire. Basically, in southern parts of India, the Katar was used as main part in the Indian martial arts.

2. Bagh Nakh

Bagh Nakh

Bagh Nakh, also recognized as “vagh nakhya” is an incredibly dangerous tool to mount on the knuckles. Originated from India, the weapon was first used by the emperor Shivaji to defeate Afzal Khan of Bijapur. This ancient weapon is a master piece for silent assassinations when poisoned. The name emphasizes tiger claw in Indian language, which happens to be the most powerful hand-tool right from the ancient days.

1. Urumi


Urumi is considered as the most powerful ancient weapons of all time. The name comes from southern regions of Indian subcontinent. Further, the weapon stands as the most difficult of all the weapons to master. The reason being that the weapon is made of a flexible iron and brass mixture. The flexibility can cause damage and harm the owner itself if not handled correctly. About 4-5 feet in length, Urumi is constructed with multiple blades mounted on a single handle. Urumi is a Keralan word, which emphasizes spinning. Just imagine if the weapon can still strike and hit at you despite having a shield put henceforth. Further, mastering is terribly difficult, but the weapon can go unconditional if one masters it. Combatting in battlefield is something tricky, but is basically made for one-to-one combating.

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