War Golok – The only sword that ever existed in the Philippines that does not have a pointy tip. The reason for the lack of a point on this blade was during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines, they (the Spanish) had a hard time contending with the tactical slashing and thrusting fighting methods of skilled rebel sword fighters, so the Spanish broke the tips off their swords, then a law was formed that all machetes had to be made with no tip.
Plastron de cuirasse. PÉRIODE: 16e siècle. Renaissance (période). SITE DE PRODUCTION: Milan. | Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
Maya civilization. Cylindrical vase with hieroglyphic text and dignitary. From Tikal. Guatemala City, Museo Nacional De Arqueología E Historia
Tang officers from the 700s, wearing the distinctive Mingguang armor, distinguished by the twin breastplates that protected the torso, relatively lighter than the heavy lamellar armor- it was often preferred by the officer corp, these armor often marked the high status of its wearer- one of the reasons that many of the Tang dynasty tomb guardian figurines wears such armor. Early Heian era samurai helmets were influenced by these cavalry helmets- especially the cheek pieces.
Magyar Saber IX century replica
"La Navaja", dibujo de Gustave Doré grabado por Fournier para la obra 'L'Espagne par le baron Ch. Davilliers, illustrée...' París: Hachette, 1874. http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1044806r/f110