Former Lensmoor Mud Building Glossary Weapons
NAME GROUP DEFINITION
Holywater sprinkler Anti-vampire Typically a hollow cylinder topped with a perforated ball, which is filled with holy water. Short range weapon used primarily by Priests against undead and in some ceremonies. Only effective against undead and the unholy.
Battle axe Axe An single-bladed axe designed primarily for combat.
Broad axe Axe A single wide-edged axe
Double headed axe Axe A war axe with two opposing blades
Hatchet Axe A small, one handed axe, designed for labor more than combat.
Lochaber Axe As much a polearm as an axe, a single edged axe head attached to a 6 foot long haft.
Stone axe Axe A stone head attached to the end of a haft with twine or forced through the haft.
Woodcutter's axe Axe An axe meant for lumber-work but usable as a weapon in a pinch.
Club Blunt A blunt weapon designed to do damage by smashing into an opponent. Generally, a club is thought of to be made of natural materials.
Flanged mace Blunt A mace with flanged ridges running along its length, to focus the blow.
Mace Blunt A blunt weapon designed to do damage by smashing into an opponent. Maces are typically thought of as man-made, unlike clubs.
Maul Blunt A heavy, long-handled hammer used especially to drive stakes, piles, or wedges.
Quarterstaff Blunt A long staff a few inches thick.
Sledge hammer Blunt A large hammer designed for labor, and not really balanced for combat.
Spiked club Blunt A club improved by adding spikes to the end, adding a piercing damage.
War hammer Blunt A form of mace that seeks to increase the damage done by concentrating the blow in a smaller surface area, the head of a hammer. Often found with a thrusting point atop the handle.
War pick Blunt A progression on the war hammer that made the impact head pointed rather than blunt.
Yahr Blunt Two small sticks roughly a 2 feet in length linked together will metal chain. The ends of the wooden sticks are shaped into clubbed ends. The inside of each 'stick' is lined with a sharpened blade. At first glance, this weapon appears as a farming utensil. The best yahrs are made from petrified wood.
Baselard Dagger A dagger with a cross piece at the pommel and guard, most with double-edged, tapered blades.
Cinquedea Dagger 15th century name from the five fingers breadth of blade by the hilt.
Dagessi dagger Dagger Unknown.
Dagger Dagger A generic name for a short cutting or stabbing blade.
Dirk Dagger A long straight dagger, usable for cutting or thrusting.
Ear dagger Dagger A dagger characterized by two disks on the pomel, often ceremonial only.
Holbein Dagger A long stright dagger, usable for cutting or thrusting, wider and heavier than a dirk.
Jambiya Dagger An arabic dagger, with a curved, double-edged blade.
Katar Dagger A punching dagger, primarily found in Indian cultures.
Khanjar Dagger A dagger, 9-12 inches long, with a double edged, curved blade.
Kidney/ballock knife Dagger A dagger named such as the guard resembles a kidney.
Knife Dagger A small cutting tool, typically thought of as tool more than a weapon.
Kris Dagger A heavily curved dagger, Indian or Persian in origin.
Kukri Dagger A single-edged, heavy blade. The blade is found on the inside of the curve.
Machette Dagger A long cutting dagger, used to hack through brush more than people.
Main gauche Dagger A left-handed dagger, used as a complimentary weapon for rapier dueling.
Navaja Dagger Unknown.
Quillon Dagger A dagger resembling a small sword, with two projections from the guard.
Rondel Dagger A medieval type defined by a circular disk for a pommel.
Scramasax Dagger An iron dagger of the vikings and saxons.
Shasqua Dagger Unknown.
Stiletto Dagger A narrow, thrusting dagger.
Swordbreaker Dagger A deeply serated blade, that stood a good chance of breaking a light blade that it parried.
Yatagahn Dagger A form of ear dagger.
Ball and chain Flail A solid iron ball attached toa short length of chain and handle.
Flail Flail An articulated club, a heavy smashing weight is connected to a handle by some form of movable mounting, often a chain.
Horseman's flail Flail A short flail, lighter and with a shorter handle than a footman's flail and able to be used while mounted.
Morningstar Flail A flail with the addition of sharp iron points protruding from the ball.
Nunchaku Flail Rice-flail turned deadly. This weapon of Japanese origin consists of two short hafts joined by a metal chain.
Holywater sprinkler Other I have no idea what this is.
Scythe Other A blade attached at right angles to a pole, a farming implement, popularized as a wapon by images of the grim reader.
Sickle Other A hand sycthe; a semi-circular blade attached to a handle.
Bardiche Polearm A Russian pole-axe, typically a long, convex blade attached to the pole at two points?
Bec de corbin Polearm A military attachment of a hammerhead and a spike to a long pole.
Bill Polearm A large, bladed hook placed at the end of a pole, the cutting blade is inside the hook.
Bill-guisarme Polearm There were many different designs of bill-guisarme's, the main feeature was that a large hook was the main body of the weapon, and they features sharpened edges and spikes.
Bourdonasse Polearm Long, painted lance designed to splinter on contact in joust.
Fauchard Polearm A sickle-like blade at the end of a pole.
Fauchard-fork Polearm A combination of a fauchard and a military fork.
Fork Polearm A military extension of a common pitchfork.
Glaive Polearm A stright knife or sword blade attached to the end of a pole.
Glaive-guisarme Polearm A stright cutting blade at the end of a pole, with a hook attached to the back.
Guisarme Polearm A large, bladed hook placed at the end of a pole, the cutting blade is outside the hook.
Guisarme-voulge Polearm A modified axe blade with back spike and end spike for thrusting.
Halberd Polearm A large, angled axe blade atop a pole, set with a back spike.
Hook-fauchard Polearm A sickle-type blade set with a back hook.
Lucern hammer Polearm Very similar to a bec de corbin, this is a hammer and spike set atop a pole. The lucern hammer was more of an infantry weapon though.
Voulge Polearm A cleaver blade attached to the top of a pole.
Arbalest Projectile Term for crossbow.
Arrow Projectile The ammunition used by a bow.
Blowgun Projectile A long, hollow tube, designed to fire darts as the firer exhales into the tube.
Bolt Projectile The ammunition used by a crossbow.
Composite bow Projectile A bow made of multiple different materials, often wood, horn, and sinew.
Crossbow Projectile A bow set in a housing forming a cross with the bow. Also known as an arbalest.
Longbow Projectile A bow made of a single, long piece of wood, usually 5 or more feet in height.
Pellet crossbow Projectile A crossbow set up to fire small pellets, rather than bolts.
Shortbow Projectile A bow between 3 and 5 feet in height.
Sling Projectile A piece of fabric, allowing a stone to be hurled at higher speeds.
Slingshot Projectile A tool for shooting pellets or stones.
Staff sling Projectile A piece of fabric, attached to the top of a staff, allowing a stone to be hurled at higher speeds.
Ballita Seige A seige engine that fires large arrows or javellins with torsion skeins for propulsion.
Bricol Seige An ancient form of the catapult.
Catapult Seige A stationary seige engine that fires a heavy weight through the use of a torsion Skein.
Onager Seige An ancient, stone throwing engine, much like a catapult.
Trebuchet Seige A large seige engine that uses a counter-weight to move the throwing arm.
Javelin Spear A short spear, used mainly as a throwing weapon.
Lance Spear A long spear, designed to be used from horseback, the momentum comming from the speed of the charge.
Lance - jousting Spear A lance with a blunt tip, designed to unhorse an opponent without seriously damaging him.
Langdebeve Spear An ox-tongue partisan. The tip is wider and has a side blade.
Partisan Spear A broad spear point with projections at the base.
Pike Spear An extremely long spear, 18 feet or more in length.
Ranseur Spear A broad spear head with smaller blades projecting from the main point almost like a fork.
Spear Spear A point at the end of a pole, typically 5 to 8 feet in length.
Spetum Spear A modified spear often with back angeled side blades to increase damage when pulling the weapon free.
Trident Spear A three-pronged spear, popularized in aquatic mythologies.
Bastard sword/hand and a half sword Sword A sword slightly longer than a broadsword, able to be wielded with either one or two hands.
Broadsword Sword A heavy stright sword.
Claymore Sword A two handed Scottish sword
Coronation sword Sword A ceremonial sword, used for coronations.
Cutlass Sword A straight, single-edged sword.
Drusus Sword Unknown.
Epee Sword Originally a stiff heavy triangular blade, excellent for trust and parry.
Falchion Sword A short, heavy, curved European sword.
Flamberge Sword A two handed German sword.
Gladius Sword The short sword used by roman legionaires.
Great sword Sword Another two-handed sword.
Hanger Sword A 24-27inch blade with a single edge.
Hunting sword Sword A further development of the Hanger.
Katana Sword A Japanese sword with a slight curve and single edge.
Katzbalger Sword A 15th century broadsword.
Khanda Sword A long straight blade with a blunt tip, Indian.
Khopesh Sword An egyptian sword.
Kilij Sword A Turkish Sabre-ish weapon.
Longsword Sword A straight blade about 3 feet in legnth.
Masonic sword Sword A specific type of presentation sword.
Nodachi Sword A Japanese two-handed sword.
Papal sword Sword A sword worn by military leaders and defenders of the faith.
Presentation sword Sword A ceremonial sword, representative of some office or position.
Rapier Sword A light, thin sword, typically used for thrusting.
Sabre Sword A light sword, often used by cavalry.
Saif Sword A curved Arabic sword.
Schiavona Sword Another two handed sword, often mistaken for a claymore.
Scimitar Sword A curved sword, associated with middle-eastern regions.
Shamshir Sword A heavily curved Arabic/Persian sword.
Shortsword Sword A short sword blade, about 2 feet in length.
Smallsword Sword A form of rapier popularized in the 17th century.
Spadroon Sword A single-edged, straight sword circa 1750-1800n.
Sword of justice / executioner's sword Sword A ceremonial sword of punishment, too heavy to be used effectively in combat.
Tachi Sword A more formal Katana.
Talwar Sword A deeply curved blade with a single edge.
Tanto Sword A more formal Wakizashi.
Two-handed sword Sword A generic name for a sword large enough that it needs to be wielded with two hands.
Viking sword Sword A solid, iron broadsword.
Wakizashi Sword A shorter Japanese sword, used with a Katana.
Bola Thrown A thrown weapon consisting of multiple weights attached to the ends of a string. When thrown, the string wraps itself around the target, entangling it.
Boomerang Thrown A form of thrown club that is shaped to return to the thrower if it does not strike anything.
Chakram Thrown A bladed steel ring.
Dart Thrown A small piercing projectile, usually equipped with featehrs for better flight.
Net Thrown A net is a mesh of rope with metal weights attached to the edges. It was used as a weapon by roman gladiators.
Shuriken Thrown Thrown metal stars of oriental origin.
Throwing knife Thrown A knife specially weighted to be thrown. Some have multiple blades and points.
Throwning axe Thrown An axe designed to be thrown.
Bullwhip Whip A long whip.
Cat 'o nine tails Whip A multi-tailed Whip
Riding crop Whip A stiff handled short whip.
Scourge Whip A whip with sharp metal attached to the end.
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