In his lament over the death of Saul and Jonathan (2 Samuel 1:27), David ends saying:
אֵיךְ נָפְלוּ גִבֹּורִים וַיֹּאבְדוּ כְּלֵי מִלְחָמָֽה׃ פ
“How the mighty have fallen, and the weapons of war perished!” (ESV)
Most translations agree the weapons were destroyed. A few see them as lost:
Heroes have fallen in battle. Their weapons of war are lost.” (ERV)
Being lost or abandoned does seem to better follow with the thrice repeated phrase "how have the warriors fallen" (vv, 19, 25, 27) and the image of Saul's shield cast away (v. 21) as well as the empty bow and sword (v. 22).
Is seeing these weapons lost or abandoned the better understanding of David's lament?