Pirate Swords, Pirate Flags and Other Pirate Weapons

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Pirate Swords, Pirate Flags and Other Pirate Weapons

Pirates have become a huge phenomenon in popular culture. While once they were reserved for Halloween costumes, today people actually debate about whether ninjas or pirates are most powerful. And no one can forget the millions of dollar made by a certain Johnny Depp movie that focused on pirate adventures. If you've spent much time thinking about pirates, you probably known Replica Pirate Weapons, http://www.replica-weapons.com/ can be very cool. And that's why so many people are looking for Pirate Swords, http://www.replica-blankguns.com/pirate-weapons/pirate-swords, as well as information about these infamous sailors.

What is a Pirate?

Actually, the term pirate literally means someone who commits piracy - the name for an act of theft at sea. Another ingredient in piracy is that the person committing the act cannot have permission from another nation to do these outrageous deeds. Back in the heyday of the pirates, nations would sometimes allow sailors to rob or sink boats from competing nations. Not only was this not considered against the law but these non-pirates could actually be rewarded with land and titles from the approving nations. Real pirates did not need permission from a nation to wield their Pirate Sword, http://www.replica-blankguns.com in order to gain ships, cash, or goods.33 When did Pirates Exist?

The surprising thing for some people is that pirates aren't actually in the past. Although most of the ones whose pirate guns are in demand were sailing the oceans and seas a couple of centuries ago, modern pirates are still at work in the world today. Between $13 and $16 billion every year is lost thanks to piracy even to this day. And the newest hot spot for pirate activity is the Indian Ocean near East Africa. You might also be surprised to learn that pirates came into existence at about the same time as cargo sailing. Basically, the moment someone put something valuable in the water, there was a pirate ready to try and steal it using a pirate sword or other weapons pirates loved using.

The Infamous Pirates

One of the most well-known of all the pirates is Blackbeard whose real name was Edward Treach. While he probably created some pirate maps in his day, his biggest achievement was blocking the harbor of a North Carolina harbor and attacking five freighters one right after another. Other sailors were terrified to be in the area because they did not want to be attacked by Blackbeard. Many years late when he was eventually killed, his Pirate Swords, http://www.replicaairsoftguns.com/ must have failed him. Reports say he was shot five times and stabbed more than twenty times before finally being decapitated. If that's a true story or not, no one really knows.

Incidentally, Blackbeard may have been responsible for starting the whole idea of buried treasure. Besides Pirate Swords, nothing else dazzles the imagination like the idea of tracking down some phenomenal buried treasure that was hidden by one of these adventurers so many centuries ago. According to his fellow pirate mates, Blackbeard did have a tendency to hide his loot ashore with no one else around.

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This article was published on 2011/01/05