Thursday, April 17, 2014

N Is For Nasal Helmet...

Sorry for my absence yesterday. Had a couple things come up. So today, you get two posts! Yesterday's and today's. So here we go!

Nasal Helm
The nasal helmet was a type of combat helmet characterised by the possession of a projecting bar covering the nose and thus protecting the centre of the face; it was of Western European origins and was used from the Early Middle Ages until the High Middle Ages.

Nzappa zap
The Nzappa zap (also referred to as zappozap, kasuyu) is a traditional weapon from the Democratic Republic of the Congo similar to an axe or hatchet. It has an ornate wrought-iron blade connected to a club-like wooden handle, often clad in copper, bronze or brass. In practice, it is used much like the American tomahawk, both thrown for short distances and as a melee weapon in hand-to-hand combat. It differs from the usual axe style, in that the blade mounts to looping prongs that affix to the shaft.

Happy blogging and see you tomorrow!


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Well, the nose is very important for breathing.

Mel Chesley said...

Very true, Diane. That and have to protect those handsome faces, right?

Donna Hosie said...

Still loving your topics for the A-Z.