Arming Sword (5e Equipment)

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Arming Sword

Martial Melee Weapons
Weapon Cost Damage Weight Properties
Arming Sword 20 gp 1d6 Piercing 3 lb. Finesse, Versatile (1d8)

Descended from a variety of classical transitional and bronze-age blades. The original dueling sword, the arming sword has a generally triangular profile and rhombus/diamond cross section, and a tapered tip, lending it great strength relative to its weight, and a very low center of balance, near the hilt. It can be paired with an off-hand blade, used with great force without fear of breaking, swiftly repositioned around its center of balance, or gripped hand-and-a-half style for added power and control. The range of options in its use made it quite popular well into the lifespan of other smaller dueling swords made after it. The arming sword also gave rise to broad swords and the knightly (or short-) sword, which in turn propagated its two longer varieties.

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