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The Macuahuitl: The Aztec Sword/Chainsaw

Often thought of as the Aztec sword or even the Aztec chainsaw, the Macuahuitl was a deadly weapon used by the Aztecs and other mesoamerican civilizations for combat

Macuahuitl: Aztec Wooden ‘Paddles’ Are Obsidian Swords, Sharper Than Steel | Ancient Origins

The macuahuitl was an Aztec obsidian sword that sent fear into the hearts of the conquistadors.

Real Macuahuitl Facts - All about Aztec Weapons

The macuahuitl is often nicknamed the “obsidian chainsaw” by weapons enthusiasts, and the description of the weapon certainly fits. The word macuahuitl means “hand-wood” in the Nahuatl language. It was an oak or pine club roughly three to four feet in length, and it was built with a narrow handle opening onto a wide re

Macuahuitl: Aztec Wooden ‘Paddles’ Are Obsidian Swords, Sharper Than Steel | Ancient Origins

The macuahuitl was an Aztec obsidian sword that sent fear into the hearts of the conquistadors.

Macuahuitl | Military Wiki | Fandom

The macuahuitl (maː'kʷawit͡ɬ11) is a weapon shaped like a wooden sword whose name is derived from the Nahuatl language. Its sides are embedded with prismatic blades made from obsidian, a volcanic glass stone. It was similar to a large wooden club with slots in the side to hold the...

History's Deadliest Weapons - The Macuahuitl | Man At Arms: Art of War

Join movie fanatic Chuey Martinez and medic Erich Allman as they analyze History's Deadliest Weapons from El Rey's Man At Arms: Art of War, hosted by Danny T...

The Aztec macuahuitl aka ‘the obsidian chainsaw’ | History 101

The Aztecs were a people of immense wealth, culture, and knowledge. They created one of the most sophisticated aqueduct systems

El verdadero poder de las armas aztecas.¿letales o inútiles? Macuahuitl

Qué tan poderosa era la espada de los guerreros aztecas. A comparación de otras culturas antiguas que tanto poder tenían las culturas pre hispánicas, En este...