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Falcata

Cost 18 gp Weight 4 lbs.
Damage 1d6 (small), 1d8 (medium) Critical 19-20/x3 Type slashing
Category one-handed Proficiency exotic
Weapon Group heavy blades

The falcata has a single-edged blade that pitches forward towards the point, the edge being concave near the hilt, but convex near the point. This shape distributes the weight in such a way that the falcata is capable of delivering a blow with the momentum of an axe, while maintaining the longer cutting edge of a sword and some facility to execute a thrust. The grip is typically hook-shaped, the end often stylized in the shape of a horse or a bird. There is often a thin chain connecting the hooked butt with the hilt. Although usually a single-edged weapon, double-edged falcatas have been found.

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