There are many different styles and types of Martial Arms originating all over the world. This weaponry consists in multiple varieties, ranging from simple handheld wooden implements to complex steel blades.
From advent of over 100 different edged weapon style across the Asian continent, to as many different styles from the European continent, the evolution of these Arts is continuing with new materials and technology.
Balisong - Butterfly Knife -
Folding Filipino knife
Baston - Eskrima Stick -
Ratan or wood Fighting stick
Bo - Long Staff
Bolo Knife - Filipino single edge large cutting blade
Butterfly Swords - “Double Swords” Chinese single-edged sword, to cut and slash - with a hook extending guard, fitting into a single scabbard.
Cinquedea or Cinqueda-
Italian short sword or long dagger
A Punjab edged throwing weapon
Chilean Curved Tipped Knife
Cutlass - 17th - 19th century Robust Single-edged Short Sabre for slashing
Claymore - 15th - 17th century Scottish Highland Sword
Used for sweeping slashes and powerful thrusts
Dao - Single-edged Chinese sword for slashing and chopping
Falcata - Iberian Single-edged Blade
Gladius - 300 BC – 300 AD - Primary sword of Roman foot soldiers. Double-edged for cutting and a tapered point for stabbing during thrusting
Chinese Hook Swords (Shuānggōu - "double hooks")
Usually encountered in pairs
Ida - African elongated leaf-shaped heavy tipped single or
double edged blade designed for cutting and hacking
Jo - ShortStaff used in the Art of Aiki-Jo.
Kama - Okinawan fighting blade used to to cut,
slice, block and for striking
Katar - Indian “Stabbing Blade"
Khopesh - curved blade Egyptian sword
Kora - Nepalese fighting sword
North American Aztec Maquahuitl
Navaja Sevillana - Spanish Folding Knife
Naginatajutsu(長刀術 or 薙刀術)
Nunchucku - traditional Okinawan weapon commonly made with wood
consisting of 2 sticks connected by a short chain or rope.
Panabas - Filipino single-edged forward-curving profile blade with a blunt or pointed tip, primarily used for chopping or slashing.
Sai - primarily used as a striking weapon for short jabs and bludgeoning, typically used in pairs, with varying prongs for trapping and blocking.
Shuriken - "hidden hand blade" primarily used as a secondary weapon or distraction. Can be thrown, embedded in the ground, or used as a handheld weapon in close combat.
Tabar - A type of battle axe from the Ottoman Empire and surrounding countries. Traditionally with 1 or 2 crescent-shaped blades with a thin light metal handle.
Tanto - Japanese single or double edged Stabbing weapon.
Three Sectional Staff - Constructed from, various hardwoods, rattan, bamboo or aluminum, about the length of the combatant's arm and connected by chains of rings or ball-and-socket joints.
Usable as a long, mid, or a short-range weapon, can simultaneously strike, flail, block, choke, trap, disarm and whip, with different sections of the staff acting at the same time. The chains or binding ropes can be used to entangle an opponent and their weapons.
Tomahawk - North American ax style weapon
Tonfa - Okinawan weapon traditionally made from oak and wielded in pairs