An improvement upon the short sword, its double-edged blade and stronger tip proves useful against most armor. The handle is usually of wood or ivory and the pommel rounded for easy pummeling. Its short nature allows for some surprising tactics in close quarters though it means getting in real close to your opponent.
You may make an Exertion to make a Basic Attack you play undodgeable; the attack cannot be a Power Blow. You must discard a defense from your hand for each Power Block you make.