Throwing axes were a light, martial melee weapon of the axe family that could be used as a ranged weapon.[4]


Throwing axes were similar to a handaxe, but lighter and balanced for throwing. Their wooden shafts were about 1.5 feet (0.46 meters) long.[5] . Their blades were typically single-edged with a plain back.[6]


Classified as a light weapon, throwing axes could be used while grappling. Some training was required to be able to hit a target with a throwing axe, thus its classification as a martial weapon. The average maximum range of a throwing axe was typically 50 feet (15 meters).[7]


Gnome fighters often used throwing axes for both close quarters and long ranged combat.[8]

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