|Type||two-handed sword, exotic|
These massive two-handed blades can be used as a slashing or thrusting weapon. They come with a crossbar that is inserted into the blade to prevent the weapon from sticking to deep in an opponent. The saddle sword is commonly used from the backs of large beasts.
The saddle sword is a difficult weapon to wield requiring an exotic weapon proficiency. The large size of the weapon requires a 10' circle (swing area) around the wielder, otherwise weapon damage is treated as a greatsword. The wielder must also have a strength of 14+ to wield it and be man-sized or larger. Some magical saddle swords are fortified so that when used while mounted, they are treated as light lances.