The shotel is a downward-curving sword designed to reach over or around an opponent’s shield.
Benefit: You gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls with a shotel against opponents using bucklers, light shields, or heavy shields.
A shotel is a curved sword that looks very much like a scimitar. The curve on the shotel's blade has an almost semicircular shape. The blade is flat and double-edged with a diamond cross-section. The blade is about 40 inches in total length and the hilt is a simple wooden piece with no guard. The shotel was carried in a close fitting leather scabbard.