Aztec Weapon’s


The Maquahuitl

It is a plank of wood with a carefully shaped handle and jagged pieces of obsidian rock on the plank which was made to tear flesh and maim it. But the obsidian was brittle but still was very affective at cutting each piece of obsidian is like a very sharp knife is what the experts say.

This is a replica of a Maquahuitl

This is a replica of a Maquahuitl

Slings

The next weapon was a sling put projectile lets say a rock or clay ball becomes a bone breaking force if it hits your head even with a steel helmet on it can kill you it can make a indent in your skull and make you brain internally bleed. it was made with to leather strands,ropes, strings or vines and with a small leather pouch were the rock or clay ball would go. They wouldn’t just  pick up rock on the battle field en-less they had to but they would carefully make clay balls the balls were known to fly 650 or more.

This is a Aztec Sling

The picture above is a Aztec SlingThis is Aztec Sling Ammo

This is Aztec Sling Ammo

Clubs

The cuauhololli is was a mace made with wood with a ball at the end of it was made to crush and smash bones. Most of these maces were made of wood. This was on of the many kind of clubs they used but this was the most famous.

Spears and Lances

A spear or lance was very common in Aztec warfare you could throw them and also use the as a close range weapon. They were ​majorly sharp and were 7 feet long. They didn’t have a small tip like normal spears did, the blade on an Aztec spear was a foot long and was made of stone. This spear was known to pierce Spanish armor which is made of steel. It was sharp enough a man could shave with even know they wouldn’t shave with a seven foot razor.

This is a Aztec Spear


Bows and Arrows

Bows were known as tlahuitoll and was common for and Aztec to use bows were 5 feet long 2 feet shorter than a spear thats a good sized bow! The arrows were known as yaomime and were pointed with flint, bone or obsidian and were kept in a quiver called a mixiquipilli. Out of all their weapons they were the most skilled with the bow and arrow. It was believed that there arrows would fly 450 feet or more.

This is a Aztec Bow Replica Chart


Atlatls

It is a spear device for long distance attacks. It is basically a stick with a handle and  hook or socket that engages a light spear or dart at the end. The flipping motion of this weapon makes it much faster and makes it go farther than it could be thrown with one hand.

This is a Aztec Atlatls



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11 thoughts on “Aztec Weapon’s

  1. Really wonderful post. I recall seeing all those weapons on ‘Deadliest Warrior’. The Maquahuitl and the Atlatls were most interesting to me because they looked the coolest, and rather simple to make. I do remember the demonstration they did with the maquahuitl. If I’m remembering correctly, they swung it at a pig carcass, and nearly cut it in half.

    Again, great post.

    Mr. H

  2. The Maquahuitl looks crude yet it’s still an effective weapon. No wonder the Aztecs lasted for so long. I never would have thought of using a row of pointy rocks on a big stick as a weapon.

  3. scaaaary weapons. How could they find obsidian? That’s volcanic rock, right? So were there any volcanoes in the area or did there use to be? maybe you could do a post on what kind of rocks they used in their weapons and why they used them.

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  4. Raye I don’t know exactly know but there might of been because obsidian rock shows up after volcanos erupt.

  5. Are the Aztecs like the Greek gods but in Greek mythology they only have 3 main gods:Zeus, Poseidon and Hades.

  6. Owen26 it was a very normal thing for the Aztec’s to sell there children but I don’t exactly know.

  7. Wow this was your first post and now you have over 1,000 views and I remember that when you posted this you had about 100 views.

  8. what are he easiest weapons to make?? i need one of each in the catagories, short range, medium range, long range, and there special weapon

    greatly needed, thank you

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