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Weekend reading. The enemy is coming - take macuahuitl!

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In the rubric of “Weekend fiction” “Military Review” presents a small material on weaponsused by civilization, many puzzles of development and decline of which have not been solved until now. We are talking about the Aztec civilization, which existed in the period from the XIV to XVI century in Central America.


Thanks to the numerous Aztec writings (self-designation - “sack”, from which comes the name of the modern state of Mexico), as well as artistic images, historians know what weapons the warriors of this civilization used.

One of the very original weapons samples translated into Russian sounds like a “hand stick”. In the original language, the sound of the name of the weapon is: makauuitl (often makuahuitl) from “Mācuahuitl”.

Unfortunately, not a single instance of this Aztec weapon has reached our days. Historians claim that the authentic example of the Macawahuitl was preserved in Madrid in the Spanish royal arsenal until the middle of the 19th century. It was kept until a major fire, during which a “hand stick” made of wood was expected to have exactly the same fate as all wooden armaments.
What was the macawahuitl? This, as already mentioned, a wooden stick that had a flat shape. The stick-like stick had several rows, as it were now said, of striking elements. These elements were pointed splinters and fragments of obsidian (a rock of volcanic origin). The Aztecs used Obsidian for the reason that it is possible to make blades with an edge of extremely small thickness from this material - up to nano units. Of course, before the nano units, the Aztecs could not sharpen these fragments technically, but they did not need sharpening to the level of “micro”. It is enough.

Weekend reading. The enemy is coming - take macuahuitl!


Pointy obsidian debris was glued to a wooden base with wood resins.

The length of the macaouitle was in a “mathematical” dependence on the growth of the warrior using this weapon. According to the records, the Aztecs managed to find out that the maximum length of the weapon was approximately 122 cm with a width of up to 15 cm. At the same time, information about the so-called two-handed macawwellet two meters long was also preserved.

One blow of the weapon makauuitl led to multiple stab, cut and ripped wounds. At the same time, the wounds could be so deep that they irreversibly hit the bones of the human skeleton at the same time in several places.

Often makauuitl used when hitting a flat - in order to immobilize the enemy, followed by capture in captivity.

Of historical documents it is known that Macuahuitl survived the Aztec civilization. It is argued that the Spanish conquistadors, having brought the macuahuitl to Europe, gave him a continuation of life - in the Old World.
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 21 January 2018 13: 54
    +5
    In the internet they offer to buy ...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=SRMacuahuitl&a
    mp; time_continue = 67 & v = RDRaVOx-22M
    I wonder what kind of weapons our law enforcement bodies will carry what
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 21 January 2018 14: 06
      16
      mcquahuit survived the Aztec civilization.

      I could only copy, but could not pronounce ..! What was that here?
      Well, he played Chinganchguk in childhood, but it's too Sunday, before work!
      here is our makuktel .. Russian!
      1. igordok
        igordok 21 January 2018 15: 27
        +2
        Quote: MIKHAN
        but I could not pronounce it ..!

        Then they will sue for profanity. recourse
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 21 January 2018 16: 46
          14
          At first, the Indians had the usual Cossack drafts.
          Then the war of the "Indians" put on hold. Then savvy came to the rescue. This weapon has appeared. As they say on fishlessness and fish cancer.
          And the name unspoken for Europeans came from a simple Russian saying at the time of the battle: mothervashukuyvam !!! wassat
          Also, the "Indians" often welcomed the Europeans
          - go fuck this is MY territory.

          The Spaniards understood only MAY, and the MAYA Indians began to call laughing
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 21 January 2018 17: 36
            +3
            A terrible weapon. Here's a video. The moment of impact on the meat carcass: 3 min. 40 sec.

            And it’s not difficult to do
        2. BARKHAN
          BARKHAN 21 January 2018 19: 09
          +2
          Quote: igordok
          Quote: MIKHAN
          but I could not pronounce it ..!

          Then they will sue for profanity. recourse

          I, too, at first thought that we should wave something obscene .... Mahua Huitl!
    2. poquello
      poquello 21 January 2018 14: 06
      +1
      Quote: The same Lech
      In the internet they offer to buy ...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=SRMacuahuitl&a
      mp; a
      mp; time_continue = 67 & v = RDRaVOx-22M
      I wonder what kind of weapons our law enforcement bodies will carry what

      and a stick with nails not?
    3. Andrey K
      Andrey K 21 January 2018 14: 11
      23
      Each nation has its own mahuahuit, the name is somehow wonderfulgood
      We also have something to do laughing
      1. Polite Moose
        Polite Moose 21 January 2018 14: 28
        10
        Quote: Andrey K
        Each nation has its own mahuahuit, the name is somehow wonderful

        This word is much shorter for us. laughing
        1. SRC P-15
          SRC P-15 21 January 2018 14: 57
          11
          How does the name of this weapon echoes the name of a volcano in Iceland: Eyyafyatlayokudl. For some reason, I immediately remembered about him. wassat
    4. vlad66
      vlad66 21 January 2018 14: 13
      11
      Really Fiction Weekend laughing
      makuahuitl (often - makuahuitl) from "Mācuahuitl".

      I can’t pronounce without a hundred, I’ll go pump up. laughing
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 21 January 2018 14: 24
        +9
        Quote: vlad66
        ... I can’t pronounce without a hundred, I’ll go pump up ...laughing

        Man, after stoparik you definitely can’t pronounce. Pets will think that you swear laughing
        1. vlad66
          vlad66 21 January 2018 14: 44
          13
          Quote: Andrey K
          Man, after stoparik you definitely can’t pronounce. Pets will think that you swear

          Andrew! hi It all happened laughing I got a reprimand for swearing at children. request Request to the editors. Do not write more such words, they will banyat us for them. drinks hi
          1. Andrey K
            Andrey K 21 January 2018 14: 52
            12
            Quote: vlad66
            ... It all happened laughing I got a reprimand for swearing at children. request

            Vlad! hi
            It just dawned on me now ...
            My missus, once, did not want to let me go to the Caucasus (there was already a second campaign). Well, since there were no more arguments - I grabbed the furniture in my hand (rolling pin) and crossed it once, I thought it would help. Naturally, I escaped, in the train, the guys were laughing like horses ...
            So: I knew that she was holding in her hands mahuahuit laughing
            1. Grenader
              Grenader 21 January 2018 16: 21
              +4
              Whatever you say
              - Ahuitl thing in the household is useful.
              1. Andrey K
                Andrey K 21 January 2018 16: 31
                +9
                Quote: Grenader
                ... whatever you say
                - akhuitl thing in the household is useful ...

                Well yes laughing
      2. Red_Hamer
        Red_Hamer 21 January 2018 15: 01
        +7
        The Indians, they went there, to America, from Siberia!
        poppyahuitl
        Obviously traced, such a native, Russian! Maku, an hour from (I can, can, can) happened? laughing
        1. Red_Hamer
          Red_Hamer 21 January 2018 15: 28
          +5
          No, it’s more logical, the poppy is the crown, everything else is clear wink
        2. Igor V
          Igor V 21 January 2018 21: 32
          +2
          Quote: Red_Hamer
          The Indians, they went there, to America, from Siberia!
          poppyahuitl
          Obviously traced, such a native, Russian! Maku, an hour from (I can, can, can) happened? laughing

          No, it's from the word "waving." Masha ahuitlem, or mashu ahuitl what. laughing
    5. birs
      birs 21 January 2018 14: 51
      +2
      What kind of weapon is it when it's an oar? laughing
      1. Red_Hamer
        Red_Hamer 21 January 2018 15: 30
        +4
        What kind of weapon is it when it's an oar?
        Well so, and who, actually against that? laughing One, the other does not exclude, again in the Russian tradition!
      2. In100gram
        In100gram 21 January 2018 16: 43
        0
        Quote: birs
        What kind of weapon is it when it's an oar?

        Multifunctional item good
    6. sabakina
      sabakina 21 January 2018 15: 25
      +6
      Quote: The same Lech
      In the internet they offer to buy ...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=SRMacuahuitl&a
      mp; a
      mp; time_continue = 67 & v = RDRaVOx-22M
      I wonder what kind of weapons our law enforcement bodies will carry what

      Lyokha, is it ok to insert a video? I’m almost brought to a porn site by your link!
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 21 January 2018 17: 46
        +1
        Lyokha, is it ok to insert a video? I’m almost brought to a porn site by your link!


        Guilty ... hi I beg your pardon.
    7. Scoun
      Scoun 21 January 2018 16: 57
      +3
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      I wonder what kind of weapon it will carry

      Quote: sabakina
      Lyokha, is it ok to insert a video?

      Maybe it's better?)))
      True, the video mattresses are stupid, thinking that this is a cutting weapon, and this is essentially a club that still stabs and lacerates wounds, well, it breaks bones on occasion.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 21 January 2018 13: 54
    +4
    The conquistadors brought ... and coffee and tobacco and ... a rolling pin. wassat
  3. Vard
    Vard 21 January 2018 13: 55
    +6
    In our village we still sometimes use an analogue .. And we call it shafting ...
    1. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 21 January 2018 14: 00
      +1
      Game version-lapta
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 21 January 2018 13: 56
    +6
    The enemy comes, take marijuana! belay sorry mcquahuit! wassat
    1. Dead duck
      Dead duck 21 January 2018 14: 00
      +8
      Quote: voyaka uh
      same marijuana! sorry mcquahuit!

    2. LSA57
      LSA57 21 January 2018 14: 05
      +5
      Quote: voyaka uh
      The enemy comes, take marijuana!

      as well as heroins and cokes laughing
  5. Wolka
    Wolka 21 January 2018 13: 57
    +1
    none other than the great-grandfather of a typical sword, amusing
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  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 January 2018 14: 00
    10
    Unpleasant weapon. The fragments of obsidian probably remained in the wound ... And such wounds probably did not heal well. In the jungle - a painful death from sepsis ...
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 January 2018 14: 01
    +7
    mcahuahtl (often - mcahuahitl)
    While you speak it already, you will break your tongue without any mahuahuit.
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 21 January 2018 14: 06
      +4
      Quote: rotmistr60
      While you speak it already, you will break your tongue without any mahuahuit.

      why talk a lot? hit the first laughing
    2. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 21 January 2018 14: 06
      12
      Banned while exercising, let them enter our position.
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 21 January 2018 14: 11
        +5
        Well done Stirlitz! good laughing
        1. 264
          264 21 January 2018 14: 13
          +7
          Banned, register again, but don’t cheat on yourself !!! wink
          1. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter 21 January 2018 14: 16
            +9
            Quote: 264
            Banned, register again, but don’t cheat on yourself !!!

            Awesome slogan! good drinks
            What Colonel General Meehan testifies to wassat Avatar just not ice, he was prettier in a leaky helmet laughing
            1. 264
              264 21 January 2018 14: 22
              +8
              I have the same story. But why does he get banned, the question remains unanswered for me ... After all, he expresses all the aspirations of the rival, be sure to bang, the whole world is in ruins. laughing Okay, they don’t want to see me here, but why ... What’s theirs on the board for them? War !!! We’ll defeat everyone !!! We’ll throw a lot of caps !!! recourse laughing laughing laughing
              1. Sling cutter
                Sling cutter 21 January 2018 14: 33
                +5
                Quote: 264
                But that’s why he is banned, the question remains unanswered for me ... After all, he expresses all the aspirations of the rival, be sure to bang, the whole world is in ruins.

                laughing 100500
                Vitaly just dropped out of the trend wassat
                He pays his own, like malacholny, and then the vectors change laughing
                The question is different, why was he rehabilitated? belay what
    3. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 21 January 2018 14: 13
      +5
      Quote: rotmistr60
      mcahuahtl (often - mcahuahitl)
      While you speak it already, you will break your tongue without any mahuahuit.

      Ah, now many are trying to pronounce this word and who couldn’t run to the store ..))) I’ll also go running away (because I won’t fall asleep at night trying to pronounce and understand ..)))) drinks
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 21 January 2018 14: 38
        +7
        Quote: MIKHAN
        I’m also going to run away

        Vitaly, are you wearing a computer on your back? belay Mikhan’s passport, don’t forget, because they can not lend drinks
        Vital topI for the Internet to become like a 3D printer and it would be possible to distill the water line over the network wink
        I am for the freedom of Mikhan, he is our president! yes
        1. ul_vitalii
          ul_vitalii 21 January 2018 14: 44
          +8
          Also, the biography is spoiled, a ball with a single like an eyesore, a godson from the forum. Rules are rules. hi
          1. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter 21 January 2018 14: 48
            +3
            keskes is
            Quote: ul_vitalii
            ball with unit

            ??
            Shaw, are you three? belay
            1. Svarog51
              Svarog51 22 January 2018 09: 29
              +1
              Hello, Landing hi
              keskes is

              This is such a red lantern with a numeral near the nickname. It means the number of orders received ... sorry, warnings for all sorts of different things. wink
              1. Sling cutter
                Sling cutter 22 January 2018 18: 23
                +3
                Hello to the infantry and tractor drivers bully
                Quote: Svarog51
                This is such a red lantern with a numeral near the nickname. Means the number of orders received ...

                Oh -h -h and a barrel of rum good drinks
                1. Svarog51
                  Svarog51 22 January 2018 20: 43
                  +1
                  Oh -h -h and a barrel of rum

                  Gee s! It will not be enough!
                  good drinks
  9. Herculesic
    Herculesic 21 January 2018 14: 02
    +3
    An ancient analogue of the club! Or his direct ancestor! hi Oh, short chain mail, in the sense, a small article crying ! We can wait and maybe someone from the "site experts" in Mexico will give more information! !! hi
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 21 January 2018 14: 07
      +1
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Or his direct ancestor!

      well yes. laughing when the club was in Russia and when they found out about the Aztecs
  10. Grigorievich
    Grigorievich 21 January 2018 14: 11
    +5
    Quote: 210ox
    The conquistadors brought ... and coffee and tobacco and ... a rolling pin. wassat

    Not coffee, but cocoa and potatoes, corn, tomatoes, syphilis.
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    1. siberalt
      siberalt 21 January 2018 14: 31
      0
      Well, at least the wheel could be made of wood? laughing
  12. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 21 January 2018 14: 16
    +1
    After the eruption of Huaynaputina, Mācuahuitl went into oblivion ....
    1. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 21 January 2018 14: 44
      +3
      Quote: pafegosoff
      After the eruption of Huaynaputina, Mācuahuitl went into oblivion ....

      Huay na putina? A colleague, be careful with Mexican names. March is just around the corner.
  13. Altona
    Altona 21 January 2018 14: 19
    +1
    Quote: Andrey K
    We also have something to do

    --------------------------
    According to the description, an ordinary club (or club) or a kind of club with a nickname and some features, spiked blades from obsidian. Moreover, the mace with the ax elements, the blades were not tenon-like, but flat. Such is the combat multitool.
  14. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 21 January 2018 14: 37
    +1
    In the original language, the sound of the name of the weapon is: mcquahuit

    If you say this word without hot potatoes in your mouth, then translated into a literary language, it will mean: "Why do we need this useless itl?"
  15. Dormidont
    Dormidont 21 January 2018 14: 38
    0
    Conquistadors brought to Europe, and the tseeuropeitsi, breaking out of the pigsties, began to build their Svidomo
  16. bubalik
    bubalik 21 January 2018 14: 47
    +2
    see from 02: 30 ,,

    ,,, carcasses are not sickly cuts ,,
  17. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 21 January 2018 15: 19
    +1
    Could simply be called - "Dryn", without mats)))
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 21 January 2018 15: 31
      +3
      Zhora, do you think that the Russians inherited there too? wink
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 21 January 2018 15: 52
        +2
        "Dryn" sounds more harmonious than a set of matyukov)))
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 21 January 2018 16: 01
          +2
          Jora, I still don’t understand. Was it Russians who settled Mexico or Russians?
          1. Sands Careers General
            Sands Careers General 21 January 2018 16: 09
            +1
            I don’t know, I haven’t been there)))
            1. sabakina
              sabakina 21 January 2018 16: 40
              +2
              Zhora, and I was not there. But, from somewhere they know the Russian language!
  18. sabakina
    sabakina 21 January 2018 15: 30
    +2
    Well, for someone it would probably be interesting. But, to me personally, it would be much more interesting if VO provided a little material on how the Soviet battery of the element type 373 appeared in the past? It’s been a long time already that archaeologists unearthed it and checked its age ...
    1. Svarog51
      Svarog51 22 January 2018 09: 39
      +1
      Glory, hi Well, it's elementary! The time machine runs on these batteries. One was replaced during a leap into the past and thrown out as unnecessary. Who knew that it would be so well preserved. lol
  19. tasha
    tasha 21 January 2018 16: 02
    +2
    In the light of recent discoveries by supporters of an alternative story, the self-designation of the “bag” came from the old Russian “bag” - you see, there are some bags in the picture. Either a distorted bear or, more likely, a crown. That is why the name of the weapon is “The crown is quittle ..” There is also the Russian saying “quittle on the forehead”. And then there is data on a two-handed two-meter makuahuitcla ... Here it is ...
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 January 2018 18: 24
      +5
      This is not true. stop There are recent studies not yet published.
      “Maca” - in Hebrew “kick”.
      makua-quitle "quitle" - oh ... smoking .. ("o-fig ... solid")
      "Drop dead" in general, if you embed it. am
      gizmo Jewish merchants traveling with Phoenician sailors
      during the time of King Solomon, they sucked in the Indians (along with the name).
      1. tasha
        tasha 21 January 2018 18: 41
        +1
        May be. But there is a flaw in your version. For some reason, for every Jewish merchant Makuakuitl there is Makuakuitl a little longer ..... Ie Makua-quitle (o-figurative) turns into a time-distorted mega-quitle (mega-deadly). The difference is millimetric, but still .. wink The right tail is longer .. smile
        1. Igor V
          Igor V 21 January 2018 21: 43
          0
          For every Jewish merchant with a thread there is a mahuahuit with a screw. smile
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  21. faterdom
    faterdom 21 January 2018 21: 44
    +7
    That's why they blew it clean. If a Russian in a moment of danger cries out “where is my sword?”, The Englishman “sward”, the Spaniard will look for at least “espada” - then the medieval “Meschican” -Aztec threateningly asks his wife: “And where is my faithful mcquahuit, in the name of Quetzalcoatl, eat you Witsilipochtley? " Yes, do not give Sentsonuitsnaua, if you still have a good tincture of cactus - to put tequila on a powerful Aztec chest with a pound, and Miktlansiuatl could dream.