Royal Armouries

Early Scholars

Diplomatic gifts from Tokugawa Japan

Japanese swords

Japanese Staff Weapons

The Birth of Stainless Steel

Guns of the 'Old Wild West'

Did you know?

Too hot to handle

Before the Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver, the most powerful handgun in the world was the Mars pistol. It was so powerful that, during testing in 1906, the Royal Navy vowed never to fire it again.