Craft, History

Plumbata: Roman war / Tod’s Workshop


Plumbata are substantial war darts that have their origins in Ancient Greece and were favoured by late Empire Romans. They have rather nasty barbed head, a lead weight for inertia and were thrown as fighting lines started to close. Their nickname amongst the Romans was Little barbs of Mars. Nasty as they look, how do you throw them and what do they do when they get there? — via Youtube

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