As per the norm, stories got written about them. They're actually a bit of an unusual bunch. The first object I found was a...thing. A component in something. It's very hard to describe. Narrow, long shaft, with at the end, a huge circle and big screw-like thing where it feels like it's meant to be fastened onto something, and inside of there is...oh! As I was typing all of this, I just figured out what it was.
It's for inflating things. Describing it jogged my memory of the devices you use to inflate soccer balls. Well, it's the tip of one of those, without the attached hose. The second was one of those standard wrappings that you find on all sorts of things. The same sort of material that was the inspiration for the blood staff, only silver instead of black.
The third was...what are those things called? A quick google confirms it's called a ziptie. These make all great sorts of weapons, depending on their shape (kind-of like the above wrapping-things with the wire down the center do), and in this case, it was a cut one, aka, the claw-weapon formation.
The fourth was self-created: the "grappler" type weapon, with the shield and imaginary-hook that I create by looking at the tip of a stereotypical can tab, one I took from a sprite bottle I drunk. Finally, I found a white wrapping (same as the silver one in material, except it looked a bit sturdier), which was pre-wrapped into an interesting shape that just screamed 'scimitar', so there I have it:
A mace/gun, a spear/staff, a claw/shockwave inducer, a grappling hook (more intimidating than it sounds!), and a berserker scimitar.
This was dealing with armies of them, rather than individual soldiers, though I was focusing on "champions" of each side involved.
Didn't fully work out the details, but it was beginning to form as we were leaving at least.