African weapons were created for purposes that went far beyond their original functions

They were usually made from copper and brass but mostly from Iron. They included swords, daggers, knives, spears, axes, shields etc. In most cases, a hammer and anvil were used to work the metals. Copper and brass lacked the solidity needed to make weapons for warfare. Blacksmiths needed more resistant metals to create stronger weapons. They found their answer with Iron and steel. The techniques … Continue reading African weapons were created for purposes that went far beyond their original functions