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AWL PIKE (polearm)
Weight: ~6 kg
Rank(s): 1st and 2nd row
Also known just as a "pike" and a Morris pike
(corruption of Moorish), this is an infantry spear
ranging 16 to 22 feet in length. Awl heads are usually
leaf- or lozenge-shaped. The pole is made of a strong
wood, such as ash. Many pike heads are made with two
tongues of steel, nailed down the sides of the shaft
in order to prevent the head from getting hacked off.
The grip is often bound with cloth and the butt
capped in steel to prevent the shaft from splitting. The
awl pike has the dubious distinction of being the slowest
polearm available. This is a weapon of questionable value,
except when used en masse on the battlefield.
Some skill(s) usable with the weapon:
Battlecry, impale, lure, mangle and polearms.
Javelin, short spear, harpoon, ranseur, boar spear, bardiche, long spear,
fauchard, trident, glaive, gisarme, pilum, voulge, halberd and lance.
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