Cudgel

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  1. Dragon Song

    Dragon Song The Soul Reaper

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    It is hard to find much detailed information about this weapon, but nonetheless it is one of which I have some fondness toward, probably because of my twisted nature, but at any rate the cudgel is a type of club that was designed specially for giving punishment. They would commonly be used by slave drivers, constables and other similar officials of the law in order to deliver swift discipline.

    The cudgel would be shorter then a quarter staff and have a weighted round end, as well frequently they would have bands of metal or wire around them, or be spiked through with nails. Making them a rather nasty and intimidating device.

    Here are some different cudgel designs

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    defenitly a neat weapon. i generally associate it with tribesmen and barbarian warriors.
     
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    Dragon Song The Soul Reaper

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    Yes, as far as I can tell, the only true and real difference between a common club and a cudgel is simply how the weapon is used, but in apperance the cudgel does not look any different, from a club that would be used by barbarian types. And well there may be a bit more liberty in how a club is desgined as far as size and such. While a cudgel does have certain specifics.
     
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    yeah, a club is generally a more crude weapon.
     
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