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The basic form of a rondel dagger

The basic form of a rondel dagger

A rondel is a type of stiff-bladed dagger used by a variety of people from merchants to knights.

The blade is typically long and slim, with a sharpened point making it ideal in battle for puncturing chain mail, and although it may not be able to punch through plate armour, it can be forced between the joints in a suit of armour and helmets.

The blades may be engraved, the grips ornately carved, and the hand guards and pommels highly decorated.

Close-quarter fighting with rondel daggers from Hans Talhoffer's Fechtbuch. This image is from a manual of combat from 1467. It is one of a series of images of two men fighting hand to hand with rondels, demonstrating possible attacks and defences.

Close-quarter fighting with rondel daggers from Hans Talhoffer's Fechtbuch. This image is from a manual of combat from 1467. It is one of a series of images of two men fighting hand to hand with rondels, demonstrating possible attacks and defences.

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Created By Pirate-Sorcerer (talk)
Date Created: 3/06/2007

Light Melee Weapons (Martial)
Weapon Cost Damage (S) Damage (M) Critical Range Increment Weight Type Special
Rondel 8 gp 1d3 1d4 18-20/×2 1 lb Piercing

A rondel is a small dagger-like weapon with a straight, stiff blade. Unsuitable for cutting, the rondel is designed more for stabbing & piercing. Rondels are often used in conjuction with the rapier. You get a +2 bonus on Sleight of Hand checks made to concel a rondel on your body.

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