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SCYTHE (polearm) ================= Weight: ~6-7 kg Rank(s): 1st and 2nd row In its original form, the scythe is an agricultural tool used to cut grains or tall grasses. It consists of a thick haft with a slight double-curve (), typically (but not always) with two small handles jutting out for better grip. At the end of the scythe's haft is a long, curved blade, at least half as long as the haft itself. What makes the scythe so different from other polearms is the position of the blade, emerging perpendicular from the haft. A scythe weapon is built more or less the same as a scythe tool, but is typically even heavier, has a larger blade, and the tip of the blade may be sharpened. They are used to make great, slashing wounds. Scythes are often associated with the Grim Reaper and other images of death. Because of its construction, the scythe is one of the shortest polearmes available. It does not have the reach of the pike or the halberd. It is, however, considerably faster than most weapons of its type. Some skill(s) usable with the weapon: Battlecry, impale, mangle and polearms. See also: Javelin, short spear, harpoon, ranseur, boar spear, bardiche, long spear, fauchard, trident, glaive, gisarme, pilum, pike, voulge, halberd, and lance.


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