Antique arms produced and predominantly used in Germany. Germany has been a hub of steelcraft since the Middle Ages, with an abundance of coal, iron ore and craftsmen in several cities: Augsburg, Nuremberg, Landshut and most of all, Solingen, the 'City of Blades'. German makers were consistently able to produce better steel, at a keener price, than almost anyone else, and other nations competed to either match German quality & quantity or better yet, to entice German craftsmen over to their shores. A great deal of the rest of the world's arms were, and still are, produced in their factories, so this section will be restricted only to those arms used by the Germans. They rarely bought from others, but did at times capture, modify and reuse foreign equipment. As what we call Germany is a relatively modern creation, this will include those made in its predecessor states such as Prussia, Bavaria, East Germany etc.