Hook Sword (3.5e Equipment)

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Hook Sword
Exotic One-Handed
Critical: (18-20/×2)/×2
Range Increment:
Type: Slashing
Hardness: 10
Size Cost1 Damage Weight1 hp
Fine * 1 * 1
Diminutive * 1 * 1
Tiny * 1d2 * 1
Small 10 gp 1d3 1½ lb. 2
Medium 10 gp 1d4 3 lb. 5
Large 15 gp 1d6 10 lb. 10
Huge * 1d8 * 20
Gargantuan * 2d6 * 40
Colossal * 3d6 * 80
  1. The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any other supplied values are the author's best determination.
A pair of chinese hook swords.

Hook swords (otherwise called Shuanggou or Gou) are relatively modern Chinese weapons that were predominantly utilized by civilians, but traditionally associated with the Shaolin Monks of Mount Shaoshi, China. They consist of a long, straight blade that ends in a hook, and a hand-guard not unlike a butterfly knife that serves both as protection for the weapon hand and as a secondary weapon.

If you are wielding a hook sword in each hand, you may link them as a move action. While linked, the swords are considered to be a single weapon with reach weapon. Joining the swords is a swift action instead of a move action, if you have Weapon Focus (Hook Sword), or if you have a base attack bonus of +8 or higher.

If you have the Two-Weapon Defense feat and wield one hook sword in each hand, you receive a +2 shield bonus to AC instead of the usual +1.

Due to the design of the weapon, it affords a +2 bonus to trip attacks and disarming.



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