Arming Sword

Primary Material: Tempered Steel Aka ‘single sword’ also sometimes called a ‘riding sword’ or even a ‘short sword’ (to distinguish it from a longsword). This is possibly the weapon called a “long sword” in most Role Playing Games and Computer Games. Historical Longswords were basically two-handed weapons (see Longsword). But it’s worth remembering that in period swords of all types were most often referred to simply as ‘swords’ without any further categorization. The arming sword was traditionally worn on the left side, which is why modern horseback riders always mount their horse from the left, though few remember the ancient reason. Oakshott types Xa, XI, XIa, XII, XIII, XIIIb, XIV, XIX, and XXa can all be examples of arming swords. The European arming sword is typically a single-handed, double-edged sword about 3 to 3 1/2 feet long in overall length, with a blade somewhere between 29 and 35 inches. The blade is strait and normally parallel edged rather than sharply tapering.

Attack Types
Weapon Size Reach Speed
Defense Base Damage All Primary AP Bonus Grapple Bonus Hardness HP
Arming Sword M 3 3 3 1 - 8 SCP CP 0 0 10 4