Combat Sword

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Even in the age of blasters, the weapons collectively known as combat swords are still found throughout the galaxy. Though the details differ between cultures and engineers, the basic construction is the same: a one-handed weapon with a generally cruciform hilt, and a single- or double-edged blade made from durasteel or some similarly durable material.

These blades are always honed to a razor's edge, though they are not as damaging in battle as the ultrasonically-augmented blades of vibroweapons. Nevertheless, they do not require power to be effective, nore are they affected by any technology that might preclude the use of powered blades.

Combat swords can be ornamental, gilt with precious metals and decorated with jewels and wrapped with exotic hides, but far more often they are plain, no-nonsense affairs meant to end lives in close quarters where blasters are impossible or impractical to use.

Skill: Melee: Primitive Weapons vs Dodge Melee
Settings: Kill
Damage: 42 wound points & 42 stun points.
Accuracy: 95%
Range: <1 meters optimal.
Legality: A - Unrestricted
Modifications: 0
Modification Slots: 0
Firing Modes: One swing per round at 1-70 in weapon skill. Two swings per round at 71-85 in weapon skill. Three swings per round at 86-100 in weapon skill. See +Help Combat/Multishot.