Chinese Mace with spherical head decorated with silver and shaft decorated with shagreen.

China

Many military inventions came from China, including the crossbow and perhaps the most important of them all, gunpowder. Chinese arms and armour could also be classed as great works of art.


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It's Leeds for designer gear

Greenwood and Batley of Albion Works, Leeds, established in 1854, was one of the most important designers and manufacturers of firearm and ammunition manufacturing equipment in the world.