These crafty weapons are about the length of a slightly undercut longsword. The blade at the end curves to a hook, and most smiths of this weapon make the cutting edge of this one-bladed sword curve with it to create an almost spiral design, or completely square with the top being flat and the hook taking a more L shape off of the top.
These swords most often have large hand-guards that take the form of a bar that runs parallel to the handle. It always comes off of the hilt, but almost never attaches to the pommel. Because of these swords’ strange design, most people find them unwieldy (but strangely balanced).
Arcadians favor them as a racial weapon, and as such, most use them in battle. They are useful weapons, and can deal greater damage than a typical longsword because of their blade’s design, although only a master of the weapon could make use of this.
(Exotic Weapon) | Damage Small | Damage Medium | Critical | Weight | Cost
Hooked Sword | 1d6 | 2d4 | 19-20/x2 | 2lbs. | 10gp
Hooked swords give a +2 conditional modifier to trip and disarm attempts because of the curved blade. A weilder of a hooked sword, on a failed trip or disarm, can release the weapon instead of being tripped or disarmed in retaliation.