Cost 20 gp Weight 3 lbs
Damage 1d6 (small), 1d8 (medium) Critical 19-20/x2 Type slashing
Category one-handed Proficiency exotic
Weapon Group heavy blades
These slightly curved swords measure just over 3 feet in length.
An dueling sword can be used as a martial weapon (in which case it functions as a longsword), but if you have the feat Exotic Weapon Proficiency (dueling sword), you can use the Weapon Finesse feat to apply your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier to attack rolls with a dueling sword sized for you, even though it isn’t a light weapon. You can also wield a dueling sword in two hands to apply 1-1/2 times your Strength bonus to damage rolls.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Adventurer’s Guide © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Crystal Frasier, Tim Hitchcock, Jenny Jarzabski, Isabelle Lee, Joe Pasini, Jessica Price, David Schwartz, and Josh Vogt.