Weapons of the Lisanby Museum/Weapons of culture exhibit

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Title

Weapons of the Lisanby Museum/Weapons of culture exhibit

Subject

Weapons

Description

This collection includes various weapons belonging to the Lisanby Museum at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. These range from a Greek musket to ancient arrowheads, and from Europe to Asia.

Source

Lisanby Museum, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Date

2007-Present

Items in the Weapons of the Lisanby Museum/Weapons of culture exhibit Collection

Kariophili
Made of several parts imported to, assembled in, and decorated in Greece. Rasak-type wood buttstock overlaid with silver decorations. Imported flintlock; maker’s mark illegible, not fully functional. Imported .57 caliber smoothbore barrel, maker…

Zhou Sword
Jian is the Chinese term for a double-edged straight sword. The jian/sword discussed here refers specifically to the bronze type made during 481-221 BC, of which this is an example.

The bronze jian were first used by the Zhou dynasty during the…

Sword of Goujian
Jian is the Chinese term for a double-edged straight sword. The jian/sword discussed here is believed to have belonged to the Goujian, King of Yue near the end of the Spring and Autumn period..

The bronze jian were first used by the Zhou dynasty…

Box of tools, daggers, knives
This is a box of axes, knives, and daggers held in the Lisanby collection. There are several types of axes, for woodworking or combat, some adze-axes for woodworking, and two daggers or knives. The items are from varied cultures. Most are bronze and…

Box of spear parts
This is a box of spear points and butts held by the Lisanby Museum at JMU. The points include both old bronze and recent iron points of several types. The points would be attached to the top of a wooden shaft, the butts to the bottom. The butts are…

M4
This is a picture of the M4 rifle. The M4 is the standard rifle of the US Army. It is chambered in 5.56 NATO and is capable of semi-automatic or burst fire. It is a shorter version of the M16. It is very accurate and uses a 30-round magazine.

AK-47
Picture of an AK-47, a Soviet rifle adopted widely for use by former Soviet states, many less industrialized states, non-state actors, and many individuals. Noted for reliability and simplicity.

Box of arrowheads
1-4, 5-8, 9-11 are bronze arrowheads. The broad blades and large size make them ideal for shooting large game and humans. They cause massive bleeding and quick death.

12-19 and 23-28 are bronze arrowheads. They are lightweight, cheap and easy to…

Bronze Dagger
Picture of a bronze dagger, possibly Luristanian

Bronze Spearhead
A Luristanian bronze spearhead