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[[Image:Handaxe1.jpg|thumb|right|250px|A handaxe]]
 
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A '''handaxe''' is a light, martial melee weapon of the [[axe]] family.<ref name="PHB3.5-116">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|116}}</ref>
 
A '''handaxe''' is a light, martial melee weapon of the [[axe]] family.<ref name="PHB3.5-116">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|116}}</ref>
   

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A handaxe

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Handaxe as illustrated by David Martin

A handaxe is a light, martial melee weapon of the axe family.[1]

Description

The handaxe is similar to a hatchet in size and shape. The haft is usually made of wood or sometimes metal and is about a foot and a half long (45cm).[2] The blade is single-edged and the back side may be unadorned, spiked, or have a peen. Handaxes are heavier than throwing axes and not balanced for throwing. An average handaxe costs 6gp and weighs 3lbs (1.4kg).[3]

Weaponology

Classified as a light weapon, the handaxe can be used while grappling. Some training is required to use the handaxe as an off-hand weapon in conjunction with another weapon, therefore it is considered a martial weapon.[4] For the ranged version of this weapon, see throwing axe.

Realmslore

Dwarves favor the handaxe as an off-hand weapon.[5]

Notable handaxes

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