|years it was improved by various kinds of weapons made of bronze and
iron. The ability to make carts also was increased; they made various details
in the preparation of the horse teams. One and the same weapon was used
either in attack or as defense- swords, spears, arrows and daggers. They
had a usual protect clothing. Ksenophontus from Anabases wrote about the
army of Sevt I. '' The battles were at winter weather conditions and the
surprise of the Greek war-leader was big when he saw the peltastes. They
had special cloths for severe weather, which covered their whole body.
Their heads and ears were covered with fox leathers. The cavalry was also
''The Thracians knew all kinds of protective weapons and made great figures of helmets, armours, chain armours. The helmets were with a horse mane. In most of the cases the weapons turned into product of the art. They were made of silver and gold, decorated with real and fantastic animals and other ornaments.
| The shields had oval or almost circle form.
The light shield, the type named ''pelta'', first was made by knitted stick
then on a wooden frame they stretched an animal leather. They added on
it pictures and metal plates. They used short, long, heavy and light spears.
On every picture that was found the Thracians were painted with two spears
in hand.The swords were also different- long, not very long, at about 70-80
sm. wide swords. The handles were decorated with bone, silver or gold nails.
The most typical was the Thracian sword- the slightly curved like a yatagan
The fight equipment, swords, shields, armours, chain armours were passed through generations. They were like a family relic and a proof of the soldier honour. The fight equipment taken from the enemies from the battlefield was a sign about the soldier's dignity.