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maquahuitl (a name that was derived from the Nahuatl language) is a
weapon shaped like a wooden sword. Its sides are embedded with
prismatic blades made from obsidian, a volcanic glass stone
frequently used for tool making by the Aztec and other
pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures. It was similar to a large
wooden club with cuts in the side to hold the sharpened
obsidian.The maquahuitl (Nahuatl: m cuahuitl, other orthographical
variants include maquahutil, macquahuitl and m ccuahuitl), a type
of macana, was a common weapon used by the Aztec military forces
and other cultures of central Mexico, that was noted during the
16th century Spanish conquest of the region. They also used other
implements such as the chimalli (a round shield), the tlauitolli
(bow), and the atlatl (spear-thrower).It is sometimes referred to
as a sword or club, but it lacks a true European equivalent. It was
capable of inflicting serious lacerations from the rows of obsidian
blades embedded in its sides.
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