A melee weapon is any type of weapon which is used in hand-to-hand combat. The term comes from the French word “mêlée,” which means a brawl or a fight. There are many different types of melee weapons, some of which include spears, swords, knives, axes, hammers, clubs and more.
Regardless of the type of weapon, melee weapons can often be deadly and dangerous, even to the person who is using the weapon. Some melee weapons are controversial while others have significant history behind them.
Here are 10 of the most dangerous and deadly melee weapons in the world.
1. The Seven-Branched Sword was a sword that was given to the king of Baekje around the year 372. The blade of the sword is 65-75 centimeters long.
The Seven-Branched Sword has six long branched spikes that form out from the main blade. It is a very dangerous and deadly weapon.
2. The Zulfiqar scimitar is a type of sword which was used by an Islamic leader named Ali ibn Abi Talib. The sword is double edged with two prongs at the end of the blade. The word Zulfiqar is Arabic for “cleaver of the spine.”
The sword is said to have been given to Ali ibn Abi Talib from the prophet Muhammad. There are several different versions of the Zulfiqar today, and these swords are an important symbol for the Islamic faith in different parts of the world.
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