Bisarma (Guisarme) S.XVI Date 2006 Author Nazanian
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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|
||2d4||x3||||12 lbs.||Slashing||reach, trip|
Source: Core Rulebook
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