An Illustration that shows examples of a variety of military forks
A military fork is a pole weapon, the military fork traces its lineage to an agricultural tool, in this case the pitchfork. Unlike a trident used for fishing, the military fork was rarely barbed and normally only consisted of two tines (prongs) which were straight compared to the original pitchfork. The pair of tines usually ran parallel or slightly flared. In certain parts of Europe this became the favored polearm, especially during castle sieges. A fork could be used to dismount a rider, but it could also help in building siege ladders and in raising supplies to ramparts. Italy, France and Germany were particularly known for the use of military forks.
Created By Pirate-Sorcerer
Date Created: 5/09/2007
|Two-Handed Melee Weapons (Martial)|
|Weapon||Cost||Dmg (S)||Dmg (M)||Critical||Range Increment||Weight||Type||Special|
|Military Fork||15 gp||1d8||1d10||x3||||10 lbs.||Piercing|||
With a military fork, you get a +2 bonus on opposed attack rolls made to disarm an opponent (including the roll to avoid being disarmed if such an attempt fails). A pitchfork counts as an improvised military fork.
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