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Split-blade sword

Source Martial Arts Handbook pg. 30

Statistics

Cost 200 gp Weight 8 lbs
Damage 1d10 (small), 2d6 (medium); Critical x2; Range —; Type S; Special Disarm, trip, see text
Category One-Handed; Proficiency Exotic
Weapon Groups Blades, Heavy

Description

Patterned after the fiery blades masterfully wielded by Sarenite angels, the split-blade sword is both a holy symbol and a difficult-yet-effective weapon. A split-blade sword resembles a large scimitar whose blade splits into two about two-thirds of the way toward the tip. If your Dexterity score is less than 15, you take a –2 penalty on attacks rolls with a split-blade sword, as you’re unable to maneuver its unusual blade.