There were many things onboard a ship that could used as a weapon. some are bovious, others not so obvious. This section will not try to exhaust all make-shift weapons. (Anchor chains, nails, screws, lines, a boot, what have you.) The section will look a t the common items that were quickly seized in the heat of battle or mutiny. Think of it as a top five or six items you would want to grab if you didn't have a cutlass, pistol or muset.