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==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 but may be thrown if necessary. 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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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>
   
 
==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>
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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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of this weapon, see [[throwing axe]].
   
 
==Realmslore==
 
==Realmslore==
[[Dwarves]] favor the handaxe as off-hand weapons.<ref name="PHB3.5-118">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|118}}</ref>
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[[Dwarves]] favor the handaxe as an off-hand weapon.<ref name="PHB3.5-118">{{Cite book/Player's Handbook, 3.5 Edition|118}}</ref>
   
 
==Notable handaxes==
 
==Notable handaxes==

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A handaxe

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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