Introduction: Roman Caltrops How to

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These are great for medieval props!

Step 1: About

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The Caltrop was used by many in the Middle Ages. When thrown, a spike always landed pointing up. It was used to slow down the enemy. It was also used in WWII. Now, they are used to deflate tires.

Step 2:

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Make two thin foil bars

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Twist in a way that they stay together and whenever thrown a spike points up.

Step 4: Done!

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Don't step on it!


BeachsideHank (author)2016-01-08

This object also has a peaceful use: it holds wood projects aloft for application of finishes for an all at once job that will dry without any appreciable smears. A child's metal jack will also do the same if your caltrops are busy on the battlefield. ☺

TomV4 (author)BeachsideHank2016-01-09

Makes perfect sense. I've often thought that people busted for possessing an arsenal of weapons were really just craftsmen. I mean, hardly a day goes by without a new Instructable on how to craft some deadly thing or other.

:D True. Pens make great on hand weapons. I'm studying Roman weapons for a History Project.

Definitely. Mine would crumble under weight.

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