Monday, November 09, 2015

Weapon of the Day

Man Catcher
This unusual weapon is designed to catch opponents, especially those on horseback, and pin them without causing too much damage in the process. The weapon consists of a long haft about 5 feet in length to the top of which is attached a metal semi-circlular prong. To the end of each prong is another attachment that spring back or locks back ponce a victim is wrapped in the prongs. This effectively capture whoever is locked inside. The interior prongs may or may not have spikes. They were used to keep the captured person from moving too much rather than cause damage (though doubtless that occurred). The device is 5-6 feet in length and weighs approximately 6lbs.

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