Weapons Manual - Curved swords

Sabre

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Sabre

The sabre has a short single-edged blade designed for better slicing action at the expense of thrusting power. It is a popular choice for mounted combat and, like the other curved swords, is particularly favoured among those who use cat-like fighting styles, especially when used as a pair.

Skill type: Swords (also benefits from the Curved Sword Mastery talent).
Usage: One handed, and cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Tiger, Lion and Leopard.
Weaknesses: This weapon can be caught by swordbreakers and tiger claws.

Scimitar

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Scimitar

The scimitar has a deeply curved three-foot blade with a single cutting edge, making it almost exclusively a slashing weapon. Like the other curved swords, it is popular among those who favour cat-like fighting styles, particularly when used as a pair.

Skill type: Swords (also benefits from the Curved Sword Mastery talent).
Usage: One handed, and cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Leopard, Tiger and Lion.
Weaknesses: This weapon can be caught by swordbreakers and tiger claws.

Falchion

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Falchion

The falchion has a wide curved blade, sporting a single cutting edge designed primarily for slashing. Its hilt is slightly longer than most swords, making it an effective weapon in either one hand or two. Like the other curved swords, it is popular among those who favour cat-like fighting styles.

Skill type: Swords (also benefits from the Curved Sword Mastery talent).
Usage: One or two handed, but cannot be thrown.
Good styles: Lion, Tiger and Leopard.

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