Sasumata (3.5e Equipment)
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|Sasumata from Legend of the Five Rings|
|Small||8 gp||1d3||4 lb.||5|
|Medium||8 gp||1d4||8 lb.||10|
|Large||16 gp||1d6||16 lb.||20|
The sasumata has reach. You can strike opponents 10' away with it, but you can't use it against an adjacent foe.
A wielder who hits a creature of the same size or one step smaller with a samusata can immediately initiate a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opporunity. In addition to the normal options available to a grappler, the wielder of the sasumata can attempt to pull his target to the ground (the equivalent of a trip attack, though no attack roll is neccessary).
The sasumata is a dull crescent-moon blade placed atop a long pole designed to capture opponents with a minimum of harm.