Two hunting swords and one hunting spear, highly decorated on a green background

Hunting Weapons

Hunting weapons have evolved over the full period of human history, often being indistinguishable from those same weapons used in warfare.

In later human history more specialised weapons developed. They can all be divided into four categories:

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Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!