Hand-and-Half Swords are any sword that can be wielded with either one or both hands. Born to combat dwarven plate in the Age of Blood, Hand-and-Half Swords are often cut-and-thrust type weapons. They are very popular anywhere plate is commonly used due to their versatility. The ability to thrust into the joints or other openings in plate through any underlying mail and being able to cut through mail and any lesser armours makes the Hand-and-Half Swords a dangerous and popular weapon. Colloquially, the Hand-and-Half Sword can also be known as the "Longsword", "Bastard Sword", "chó'scál" in Styrásh or many other names. - Currently we know the following kinds of Hand-and-Half Swords in Caelereth (listed alphabetically):

The Antislar Fire Blade

The Antislar Fire Blade is a strange weapon from the human tribe of the Iol Peninsula. The Antislar people are nearly the sole wielders of this strange blade, for reasons that are discussed further in the entry. Called a "Fire Blade", it gets its name for being, quite literally, a blade that is on fire. Created from Doom Steel, a metal derived from the lava pools of the Isthmus of Doom, the blade can be ignited by holding it to flame, and can only be extinguished by immersing in water for a few moments until all flame is gone. Return to the top

The Khrumm Scimitar

The Khrumm scimitar is used widely throughout many orcish tribes in Caelereth. Their extraordinary strength enables the orcs to carry such a heavy and massive battlesword, which, however, can also be wielded with great accuracy depending on what version or size the sword actually is. The sword is designed to have multiple functions whether it be in battle, or hunting down a prey. The Khrumm or Orcish Battlesword can be used for many things. Return to the top

The Odomon Sword

The Odomon is a Remusian sword of great reputation. Said to be able to slice through common steel in the hands of a master, the skill and discipline which go into not only wielding this sword, but making it as well, mean that there are few of them, and they are most often passed within families as heirlooms. Since the death of the great blacksmith Odomon, none have been able to replicate these swords, and so they are considered more precious than gold.
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 Date of last edit 14th Rising Sun 1668 a.S.

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