Weapon Masters

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Monday 10:00 PM on Discovery Channel Premiered Dec 31, 2007 Between Seasons

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  • Season 1
    • Blowpipe
      Blowpipe
      Episode 10
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      Dating back to the beginning of mankind, the blowpipe is still used for every day survival in the depths of the Amazon.
    • Chariot Bow
      Chariot Bow
      Episode 9
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      The Chariot Bow was the decisive weapon of the Egyptians, designed to be used from the crammed, unstable chariot. In the strung position, this bow resembled a triangle; when drawn, it transforms into to a perfect arc.
    • Chakram
      Chakram
      Episode 8
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      The Chakram is an ancient Indian throwing weapon shaped like a ring with razor sharp cutting edges. This seemingly simple weapon had amazing aerodynamics. Mike travels to India to witness Chakrams wielded by hundreds of warriors on horses and elephants.
    • Greek Fire
      Greek Fire
      Episode 7
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      Chad and Mike get volatile attempting to squirt Greek Fire from the world's first flame thrower. Bigger gas tanks, increased pressure, and modern fuel will make his floating flamethrower far more incendiary than the original.
    • Atlatl
      Atlatl
      Episode 6
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      This spear throwing device pre-dates the bow, and was used by Native Americans as their main defense against the Spanish conquistadores.
    • Rockets
      Rockets
      Episode 5
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      What made this cast iron, 26-pound, Civil war rocket revolutionary was its spin. By diverting some of the rocket's thrust to create spin, the Hale took advantage of the simple idea of gyroscopic force, improving both range and accuracy.
    • Repeating Crossbow
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      Chad and Mike go back in time to Beijing 1899 - the time of the boxer rebellion to see the machine gun of the ancient world, the Chinese repeating crossbow in action.
    • Katana
      Katana
      Episode 3
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      This centuries old iconic Japanese sword is the ultimate fighting weapon. The heart of the Katana is its folded steel composite construction providing strength, sharpness and flexibility. Mike & Chad venture to Japan to meet a master sword smith.
    • Dueling Pistols
      Dueling Pistols
      Episode 2
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      Used by 18th century gents to settle arguments, this weapon is all about beating your enemy to the draw - reducing the amount of time between thought and action.
    • Roman Scorpion
      Roman Scorpion
      Episode 1
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      Chad and Mike create a Roman Scorpion, the giant freestanding crossbow that terrorized the ancient battlefield with its flaming arrows. This machine is all about stored energy - when fired, it exploded and lurched like a striking scorpion.
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