Cold weapon

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Japanese cold weapons, ca.1892-95

A cold weapon (or white arm[1][2][3]) is a weapon that does not involve fire or explosions (such as the act of combustion) as a result from the use of gunpowder or other explosive materials. Ranged weapons that do not include gunpowder or explosive materials and melee weapons are cold weapons. Firearms and explosives (such as grenades, land mines, missiles, bombs, etc.), and other weapons which rely on heat or burning are not cold weapons.

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  1. ^ Harbi, Abdullah (2007-05-27). "Ministry bans sale of white weapons". Kuwait News Agency (Kuwait). Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  2. ^ سلاح_أبيض. Arabic Wikipedia (in Arabic). Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "(The Israeli army confirmed that it had to defend himself)الجيش الإسرائيلي يؤكّد أنه قام بالدفاع عن نفسه". Euronews (in Arabic). Retrieved 19 October 2010.