Watch Your Step! Don’t Tread on the Caltrop, A Weapon with a Pointed History | Ancient Origins Members Site


Watch Your Step! Don’t Tread on the Caltrop, A Weapon with a Pointed History

Watch Your Step! Don’t Tread on the Caltrop, A Weapon with a Pointed History

There is a cunning and deadly device that used by armies in the past, and up to the present day. It’s a weapon mostly overlooked but is yet brilliantly effective—the caltrop. The caltrop (or calthrop) is a crude, cheap, iron ball with spikes. ...

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