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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High impact bricks

Because of the weight and speed of the bullet fired from a Colt .45 auto the impact is equivalent to being hit by a brick travelling at 140 miles per hour.