Roman Catapult Sharpener

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The Mangonel catapult was designed to throw heavy projectiles from a bowl-shaped bucket at the end of its arm. Mangonels could throw huge stones, clusters of rocks baked in clay and other items over walls and into enemy fortifications, with a range of up to 1300 feet! The wheels were added to increase mobility. Unlike this spring loaded model, original catapults were operated by a sudden release of tension on bent wooden beams or of torsion from twisted cords of horsehair, gut, sinew, or other fibres. This Roman Catapult Sharpener, with moving parts, would make an interesting and useful addition to any pencil case, desktop, display shelf or model collection. Not suitable for children under 3 years. L 6.5cm H 7.5cm W 3cm