Bludgeon

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bludgeon

 

an ancient weapon for dealing blows.

The bludgeon was a short stick with a metal ball suspended from one end by a strap or chain. On the other end there was a loop that could be slipped over the wrist. The bludgeon was carried on one’s belt. It was used in ancient Rus’ and many countries of the Orient.

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