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.
Melee Weapons (Martial)
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B or Piercing
reach, see text
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