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Bisarma (Guisarme) S.XVI Date 2006 Author Nazanian

Bisarma (Guisarme) S.XVI Date 2006 Author Nazanian

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A guisarme (sometimes gisarme or bisarme) was a pole weapon used in Europe primarily between 1000-1400. It was used primarily to dismount knights and horsemen. Like most polearms it was developed by peasants by combining hand tools with long poles: in this case by putting a pruning hook onto a spear shaft. While hooks are fine for dismounting horsemen from mounts, they lack the stopping power of a spear especially when dealing with static opponents. While early designs were simply a hook on the end of a long pole, later designs implemented a small reverse spike on the back of the blade. Eventually weapon makers incorporated the usefulness of the hook in a variety of different polearms and guisarme became a catch-all for any weapon that included a hook on the blade. This is exemplified by the terms bill-guisarmes, voulge-guisarmes, and glaive-guisarmes.Guisarme

A guisarme is an 8-foot-long shaft with a blade and a hook mounted at the tip.

Weapon Feature(s): reach, trip

Two-Handed Melee Weapons (Martial)
Weapon Cost Damage (S) Damage (M) Critical Range Increment Weight Type Special
Guisarme 9 gp 1d6
2d4 x3 12 lbs. Slashing reach, trip

Source: Core Rulebook

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