An estoc is a one-handed edged weapon that is a unique type of sword. It has a blade with a triangular shaped cross-section specifically designed for thrusting. As armor developed, it was noted that slashing weapons were losing more and more of their effectiveness. The estoc was developed to split the rings of chainmail or ringmail or to attack the seams of armor where protection was weak or non-existant.
The estoc has no cutting edge and is used only as a thrusting weapon. The length of an estoc usually ranges between four and a half to little over five feet. The rapier is said to have developed from the estoc.
Apart from the blade, the estoc is similar to most other swords in construction.
The estoc is wielded one-handed and requires training in the edged weapons skill to use effectively. The potential damage from the estoc is about average when compared to other edged weapons.
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The standard estoc has a weight of 4 lbs.
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