The mace could well be one of the oldest weapons in history, with the stone mace dating back to the last Stone Age some 50,000 years ago.

The earliest mention of warriors using the mace (known as Gada’s in India) dates back to the Hindu Warriors of India 1000 years ago.

The Hindu Warriors would train with a heavier mace made from thick bamboo with a stone lashed to the top to increase their strength and hone their fighting skills.

The Gada is still used today by Pehlwani wrestlers in Northern India and Southern Pakistan.

The famous Great Gama, who was undefeated in his 50 year wrestling career trained with the mace religiously and helped popularize the strength-training tool.