Weapon Masters

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  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (61)

Weapon Masters is a reality series that first aired in 2007. The series examines several different kinds of weapons, and what how they performed during different historical events. The series is presented and starred by Chad Houseknecht who attempts to master a different kind of weapon during each episode. The host then trains and fights as if he were using the weapon during actual combat. Some of the weapons explored in this series include such things as dueling pistols, different kinds of swords, and machine guns.

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Chariot Bow
10. Chariot Bow
June 18, 2008
The Chariot Bow was the decisive weapon of the Egyptians, designed to be used from the crammed, unstable chariot. In the strung position, this bow resembled a triangle; when drawn, it transforms into to a perfect arc.
Chakram
9. Chakram
June 11, 2008
The Chakram is an ancient Indian throwing weapon shaped like a ring with razor sharp cutting edges. This seemingly simple weapon had amazing aerodynamics. Mike travels to India to witness Chakrams wielded by hundreds of warriors on horses and elephants.
Rockets
8. Rockets
May 21, 2008
What made this cast iron, 26-pound, Civil war rocket revolutionary was its spin. By diverting some of the rocket's thrust to create spin, the Hale took advantage of the simple idea of gyroscopic force, improving both range and accuracy.
Blowpipe
7. Blowpipe
May 14, 2008
Dating back to the beginning of mankind, the blowpipe is still used for every day survival in the depths of the Amazon.
Repeating Crossbow
6. Repeating Crossbow
April 23, 2008
Chad and Mike go back in time to Beijing 1899 - the time of the boxer rebellion to see the machine gun of the ancient world, the Chinese repeating crossbow in action.
Atlatl
5. Atlatl
April 9, 2008
This spear throwing device pre-dates the bow, and was used by Native Americans as their main defense against the Spanish conquistadores.
Dueling Pistols
4. Dueling Pistols
April 2, 2008
Used by 18th century gents to settle arguments, this weapon is all about beating your enemy to the draw - reducing the amount of time between thought and action.
Katana
3. Katana
December 31, 2007
This centuries old iconic Japanese sword is the ultimate fighting weapon. The heart of the Katana is its folded steel composite construction providing strength, sharpness and flexibility. Mike & Chad venture to Japan to meet a master sword smith.
Greek Fire
2. Greek Fire
December 29, 2007
Chad and Mike get volatile attempting to squirt Greek Fire from the world's first flame thrower. Bigger gas tanks, increased pressure, and modern fuel will make his floating flamethrower far more incendiary than the original.
Roman Scorpion
1. Roman Scorpion
November 24, 2007
Chad and Mike create a Roman Scorpion, the giant freestanding crossbow that terrorized the ancient battlefield with its flaming arrows. This machine is all about stored energy - when fired, it exploded and lurched like a striking scorpion.
Description

Weapon Masters is a reality series that first aired in 2007. The series examines several different kinds of weapons, and what how they performed during different historical events. The series is presented and starred by Chad Houseknecht who attempts to master a different kind of weapon during each episode. The host then trains and fights as if he were using the weapon during actual combat. Some of the weapons explored in this series include such things as dueling pistols, different kinds of swords, and machine guns.

Weapon Masters is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on November 24, 2007.

Where to Watch Weapon Masters

Weapon Masters is available for streaming on the Military Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Weapon Masters on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    November 24, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (61)