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Bolas as a melee weapon
Jan 4th, 2021 at 2:35pm
 
I was recently watching a video on Argentine fencing and I noticed that they were also using boleadoras. Were these weapons actually used in melee combat by the natives or anywhere else in the world? I couldn’t really find anything on it but I was wondering if anyone on this forum has any good resources or has even tried it themselves
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Re: Bolas as a melee weapon
Reply #1 - Jan 5th, 2021 at 3:22pm
 
Interesting thought.  I think the obvious answer will be "yes".  In combat, just about EVERYTHING will be used as an improvised melee weapon eventually.  The real question is whether there was any formal employment or training regimen associated with using it in this way.
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Re: Bolas as a melee weapon
Reply #2 - Jan 5th, 2021 at 3:36pm
 
Yeah, what ^ said.
ghost0311-8541, unofficial king of bolas, have mentioned using bolas like this as well, so it might be an actual thing.
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