Melee Weapons

The Club

The club was a rudimentary military tool utilized by Aztec soldiers.

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Reconstruction of a war club. Not necessarily a representation of an Aztec club, but probably very close. Source: http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/37800/MAQUAHUITL-Aztec-Swords-WAR-CLUBS-COUP-STICKS?page=8#.VxlCHjArKM8

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The Tepoztopilli (Spear)

The Tepoztopilli was much like the preferred Aztec weapon, the Macuahuitl, albeit with a much longer handle and a curved head.

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Illustration of an original Aztec Tepoztopilli that was stored in Madrid. Lost in a museum fire during the 1800’s. Illustration from the Spanish Royal Armory Catalog.

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