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The Sling: Forgotten Firepower of Antiquity

By Robert E. Dohrenwend, Ph.D.




The Sling: Forgotten Firepower of Antiquity

The sling is mankind’s second oldest projectile weapon after the throwing spear, and it is still in use today. It is found almost everywhere in the world. In antiquity, it was an important military weapon. This article is an attempt to survey our current knowledge of the sling, and to introduce the weapon to those training in the modern fighting arts.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 11 No. 2 (2002): 22 pages.


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