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Share Your Favorite Primitive Weapons!!

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posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:10 AM
a reply to: tothetenthpower

hahah i didnt even know d and d had those! I would have made a dude who used it!

I got to use one at this tourist place I used to live by. That can generate some freaking power. I was practicing and when it hit the hay target the thing would shake. From what I remember the native americans would take down deer with those which is pretty impressive if you think about it.
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posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:13 AM

originally posted by: ItalianDressing
How about the old sling? Not my favorite, but I would like to learn how to use one accurately.


Definitely one of my favorite primitive weapons; I have made several slings over the years of various designs materials. Simple, easy to make & use, inexpensive, efficient and effective.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:15 AM

originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: SgtHamsandwich

Many a foe have fallen during my D&D sessions to the all mighty Atlatl lol

But yeah I agree, trained properly, I've seen real life reenactments where they were hitting targets at 400 feet easily.


HAHAHA!!! That's funny.

It's has some major science and mechanics behind it coming from the "primitive" people that invented it.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:17 AM
a reply to: rockpaperhammock

The sling was one of the first weapons i got pretty good with and yeah, they hide in the open super well.

a reply to: tothetenthpower reply to: SgtHamsandwich
Atlatl are just amazing and yes, severely underrated

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:18 AM
a reply to: rockpaperhammock

They didn't have them, I had to make up the stats lol

But it wasn't that hard, I just modified the Sling entry for increased range, and an 1 extra damage dice.

So it's a D8 instead of a D6 like a spear would be traditionally, with a 50 foot range increment. But unless you have rapid reload, you can only fire it once every 2 rounds.


posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:28 AM
One of my favorite weapons that doesn't seem primitive but is just as old as many of the others mentioned is the Chinese repeating crossbow. I believe the earlier ones held three bolts and the later ones held up to 10.

Crank and shoot.

Ingenuity at its finest.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:41 AM
Although it's not a picture of MY BMF, it's one just like it:

It's a short sword. It's a camp hatchet. It opens padlocks. You can use it ice climbing. You can drive the blunt end on the handle into someone's temple! It's the amaaazing Gerber BMF!

Endorsed by Tom the Impaler! (warning: hard to get someone's residual giblets out of the sawteeth)
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posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:44 AM
a reply to: TheLieWeLive

That thing is insane. it's too bad they never got around to solving the issue with not having any fletching on the bolts, it could've been an awesome machine if it had more range. just imagine a few hundred men armed with those

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:44 AM
In order of preference.

Recurve Bow

Short Staff

Spartan Short Sword

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:59 AM
Incase the zombie apocalypse ever happens I always say a good old katana samurai sword is best, doesn't run out of ammo, doesn't need arrows, no string to break like a bow, just sharpen it up and you're good to kill zombies all day long. Until they get you and you turn that is.
Or failing that I'll take a nice wood chopping axe, double sided is good.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:05 AM
the barnett diablo slingshot (catapult)

had one as a boy, you could fire pretty much anything from it but ball bearings were the best ammo

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posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:06 AM
Individual weapons are nothing compared to the cover of night, storms, landslides, pit traps and BFR's.

Properly placed a BFR will drop an opponent in their tracks.

Gotta go…

tee hee hee

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:24 AM
Seeing how skint iam at the moment...just a red Manchester brick for me.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 10:49 AM
I think Late Neolithic would count.

Here is the Hindsgavl Dagger, made from flint, and found in Denmark:

It's currently on display in the National Museum, Copenhagen.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 11:07 AM
I wrote a thread on the ATLATL awhile ago:

Love it!


posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 11:57 AM
a primitive weapon that always works: female breasts.

no i would take a broadsword and a shield anytime.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 12:27 PM
I've always been attracted to the Kila for some reason.

As it stands now, I'm more a traditional bow-staff/walking stick type.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 12:37 PM
a reply to: intrptr

whats a BFR?

im guessing battle field removal?

could you please explain? are you describing a trap?

and i think that KNIFE if the first real tool

of course the hand held smashing rock is a old school winner. before the rock we had the stick.

PUT THE ROCK ON THE STICK wow leverage. big improvement.

but as soon as that rock got sharp...

game changer. but dont forget about the stick!!!

rock plus stick...

knife becomes spear with just a little innovation.

spears get thrown but... couldn't this be improved?

atl-atl / bow = mini spear launcher... spear = knife plus stick....

so for the sweet spot of the truly primitive...

i gotta say knife.

whats a sword anyway? a sword is a really serious knife.

posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 12:46 PM
I would go with a good old Louisville slugger. I keep one beside my bed.

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