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
Melee Weapons (Martial)
|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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