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TIL, nearly 4000 year old - Copper - Antenna Swords were found in India. Pic of sword in comment.

TIL, nearly 4000 year old - Copper - Antenna Swords were found in India. Pic of sword in comment.

intexAqua

Rendering of sword http://imgur.com/gallery/tlSYwmr Original sword https://mobile.twitter.com/Vritrahan2014/status/1367133813059457029/photo/1 Documentary https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13577982/


yesiamclutz

That is cooooool


intexAqua

I know, right. I was surprised that this is how ancient Indian imagined a sword to be. http://imgur.com/gallery/tlSYwmr


bottleboy8

Copper was first used by man over 10,000 years ago. A copper pendant discovered in what is now northern Iraq has been dated about 8700 B.C. For nearly five millennia copper was the only metal known to man.


azdood85

Well now OP will have another TIL to post about.


t3chiman

The Wisconsin Copper Culture flourished 6000 years ago.


shatabee4

>: a sword of the late Bronze Age or early Iron Age whose hilt ends in a pair of ornaments suggesting antennae.


arabsandals

Those are called quillions and they protect the swordsman's hands. It looks like those are also designed to be used when the sword is used as a club when held by the blade. See here for an example: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordhau_(weaponry)#:~:text=In%20the%20German%20school%20of,with%20the%20pommel%20or%20crossguard.


godemperorcrystal

Concerning that the game named mordhau has mordhau


applebees_manager

It does though.


godemperorcrystal

K then I'll fix me comment


matteocrayo

That’s a lot of relatively new swords


intexAqua

I don't know, i still found the sword to be interestingly designed http://imgur.com/gallery/tlSYwmr


TrueHeirOfChingis

The guard is stupid, who came up with that design


godemperorcrystal

Let's see how much you like getting stabbed with one