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A gaff hook is a long pole
with a hook on one end for spearing fish. Pirates often add extra, heavier hooks
to both ends of gaff hooks to assist with boarding actions. After the pirates
use grappling hooks to draw ships close together, they hook the gunwales together
with boarding gaffs to prevent the ships from drifting. Small crafts often use
boarding gaffs in place of grappling hooks.

Boarding gaffs bite deeply
into the wood of the railing.

It takes 1 minute to pry
a boarding gaff loose. Most pirates use a boarding axe or cutlass to cut through
boarding gaffs rather than trying to unhook them one by one.

The gaff can also be used
for fishing when not in combat.

Melee Weapons (Exotic)
Weapon Cost Damage (S) Damage (M) Critical Range Increment Weight Type Special
8 gp 1d4/1d4
×2 —
8 lbs.
Slashing double,
reach, trip

15: Copyright Notice – Pathfinder Player Companion: Pirates of the Inner Sea

Player Companion: Pirates of the Inner Sea © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC;
Author: Amber E. Scott.

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