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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>
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| caption = Handaxe as illustrated by David Martin
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| name = Handaxe
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| type = Melee weapon
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| basicrefs = <ref name="PHB5e-p149" />
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| value1e = 1 [[gp]]
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| weight1e = {{SI|5|lbs.}}
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| refs1e = <ref name="PH1e-p35, 37">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 1st edition|35, 37}}</ref>
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| value2e = 1 gp
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| weight2e = {{SI|5|lbs.}}
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| refs2e = <ref name="AaEG2e-p108">{{Cite book/Arms and Equipment Guide|108}}</ref>
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| value3e = 6 gp
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| weight3e = {{SI|3|lbs.}}
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| refs3e = <ref name="PHB3.5-p116">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 3.5 edition|116}}</ref>
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| level4e =
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| value4e = 5 gp
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| weight4e = {{SI|3|lbs.}}
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| refs4e = <ref name="PHB4-p218">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 4th edition|218}}</ref>
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| value5e = 5 gp
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| weight5e = {{SI|2|lbs.}}
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| refs5e = <ref name="PHB5e-p149">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook 5th edition|149}}</ref>
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}}'''Handaxes''' were a type of light, martial melee weapon in the [[axe]] family.<ref name="PHB3.5-p116" />
   
 
==Description==
 
==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).<ref name="PHB1ed-38">{{Cite book/Players Handbook|38}}</ref> The blade is single-edged and the back side may be unadorned, spiked, or have a peen. Handaxes are heavier than [[throwing axe]]s and not balanced for throwing. An average handaxe costs 6gp and weighs 3lbs (1.4kg).<ref name="PHB3.5-114">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|114,116,119}}</ref>
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''Handaxes'' were similar to ''hatchets'' in size and shape. Their shafts were usually made of wood, though metal was sometimes used.<ref name="PHB1ed-38">{{Cite book/Players Handbook 1st edition|38}}</ref> Their blades were single-edged and their back sides were either unadorned, spiked, or had a peen. ''Handaxes'' were heavier than [[throwing axe|''throwing axe'']]''s'' and not balanced enough to be used effectively as a thrown weapon.<ref name="PHB3.5-p114">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|114}}</ref>
   
 
==Weaponology==
 
==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.<ref name="PHB3.5-113">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|113,116}}</ref> For the ranged version
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Classified as a light weapon, ''handaxes'' were often used while grappling an opponent. Because some training was required to use them effectively as an off-hand weapon in conjunction with another, they were typically considered as martial weapons.<ref name="PHB3.5-p113">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|113}}</ref>
of this weapon, see [[throwing axe]].
 
   
 
==Realmslore==
 
==Realmslore==
[[Dwarves]] favor the handaxe as an off-hand weapon.<ref name="PHB3.5-118">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|118}}</ref>
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[[Dwarves]] were known to favor ''handaxes'' as an off-hand weapon.<ref name="PHB3.5-p118">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|118}}</ref>
   
 
==Notable handaxes==
 
==Notable handaxes==
 
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==References==
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==Appendix==
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===See also===
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[[Throwing axe]]s
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===External Links===
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* {{Wikipedia external link|Tomahawk (axe)}}
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===Gallery===
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<gallery>
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File:Handaxe1.jpg|A handaxe.
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</gallery>
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===References===
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[[Category:Weapons]]
 
[[Category:Weapons]]
 
[[Category:Axes]]
 
[[Category:Axes]]

Latest revision as of 03:18, June 3, 2020

Handaxes were a type of light, martial melee weapon in the axe family.[4]

DescriptionEdit

Handaxes were similar to hatchets in size and shape. Their shafts were usually made of wood, though metal was sometimes used.[6] Their blades were single-edged and their back sides were either unadorned, spiked, or had a peen. Handaxes were heavier than throwing axes and not balanced enough to be used effectively as a thrown weapon.[7]

WeaponologyEdit

Classified as a light weapon, handaxes were often used while grappling an opponent. Because some training was required to use them effectively as an off-hand weapon in conjunction with another, they were typically considered as martial weapons.[8]

RealmsloreEdit

Dwarves were known to favor handaxes as an off-hand weapon.[9]

Notable handaxesEdit

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AppendixEdit

See alsoEdit

Throwing axes

External LinksEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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