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The Lucerne hammer is a type of polearm which was popular in Switzerland during the 15th to 17th centuries. It was a combination of the bec de corbin with the blunt war hammer.

The name comes from a discovery of many of these weapons in Lucerne, Switzerland. The 'hammer' was actually a three- to four-pronged head mounted atop a 2m-long (7 foot) pole. It bore a long spike on its reverse, and an even longer spike extending from the very top. It proved effective at puncturing or smashing armor, and much like a man catcher was used for dismounting riders.

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This polearm has both a pronged hammer head for crushing blows and a spiked head for piercing and peeling armor; most attacks are made with the hammer. The long haft allows the wielder to put amazing force behind the head of this weapon.

Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus to your CMB to sunder medium or heavy armor with a lucerne hammer.

Weapon Feature(s): brace, reach

Two-Handed Melee Weapons (Martial)
Weapon Cost Damage (S) Damage (M) Critical Range Increment Weight Type Special
Hammer, Lucerne 15 gp 1d10 1d12 x2 12 lbs. B or Piercing brace, reach, see text

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