1931: bequeathed to Walters Art Museum by Henry Walters
A two-handed sword that has gained renown as the hallmark weapon of German mercenary soldiers .Which they use to hew through the opposing pikemen and spearmen whose spears presented a difficult barrier for normal weapons and cavalry.
1548 depiction of a Zweihänder used against pikes in the Battle of Kappel
Used to break up pike formations, first by smashing the pikes and then by hitting the pikemen themselves.
Source: Pathfinder d20pfsrd.com
This two-handed sword has a wavy blade that is especially useful for cutting through wooden weapons.
Benefit: If you are proficient with this weapon, you gain a +4 bonus on any sunder attempts made against weapons with a wooden haft; otherwise you may use this sword as a bastard sword.
Weapon Feature(s): +4 sunder bonus vs. wood
|Two-Handed Melee Weapons|
|Weapon||Cost||Damage (S)||Damage (M)||Critical||Range Increment||Weight||Type||Special|
|Flambard||50 gp||1d8||1d10||19-20/x2||||6 lbs.||S||sunder|
Source Adventurer's Armory
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