Guttman, Jon
October 2007
Military History;Oct2007, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p21
The article presents information on the blowgun. The weapon dates back thousands of years to Southeast Asia and is believed to have originated independently in Europe and America. East Indian Dayaks, Filipinos, native Panamanians, South American Jivaro and Huaorani Indians, and even 20th century Viet Minh and Viet Cong used the blowgun as a guerrilla weapon in woodland combat. A hollow tube of wood, ivory, metal or even rolled leaves, the blowgun is often fitted with a funnel-shaped mouthpiece, boosting the force of the user's breath on the missile.


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