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Bisarma (Guisarme) S.XVI Date 2006 Author Nazanian

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.

Roleplaying

Source:
Pathfinder d20pfsrd.com

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for the Pathfinder rules by Paizo Publishing LLC and is part of the Pathfinder
RPG product line.]

This polearm combines the
blade of a glaive with a wicked hook.

Benefit: A mounted
opponent hit by a glaive-guisarme takes a –2 penalty on his Ride checks
to stay mounted.

Weapon Feature(s): brace,
reach


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