Aztec Facts

  • What Was the Macuahuitl Used For?

    As stories suggest, Aztecs often used these swords to slit the throats of their enemies. They would also slay the enemies’ horses with these swords...
  • Datos sobre el Macuahuitl

    El macuahuitl era un arma mortal usada en Mesoamerica durante el siglo 16. Estaba hecha de madera, con forma de remo y consistía de 6 hojas filosas...
  • Los Aztecas: Preguntas Frecuentes

    A pesar de conocerlos de nombre y como ancestros en común de muchos habitantes de nuestra región, hay muchas cosas que aún no sabemos de los Aztec...
  • Is Obsidian Good for Weapons?

    One of the reasons surgeons’ scalpels are made with obsidian is their sharpness. They are 500 times sharper than steel. Even though some say that t...
  • When Did the Aztecs Use the Macuahuitl?

    The available records show that the Aztecs used the weapon mostly when they were fighting against the Spaniards. It’s clear that they were also use...