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1931: bequeathed to Walters Art Museum by Henry Walters

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

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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