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Warriors/Weapons

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WEAPONS OF GOR

ALAR AX

“An ax, a typical Alar ax, long-handled, armed with its heavy iron blade, was handed to the girl.”
Mercenaries of Gor, Pg. 54



ALAR SWORD

“Besides the ax, Alars are fond of the Alar sword, a long, heavy, double-edged weapon.”
Mercenaries of Gor, Pg. 45



ARROWS

The Gorean sheaf arrow is slightly over a yard long, the flight arrow is about forty
inches in length. Both are metal piled and fletched with three Vosk gull half-feathers.
"On each side of the saddle hung a missile weapon, a crossbow with a quiver of a dozen
quarrels, or bolts, on the left, a longbow with a quiver of thirty arrows on the right.”
Tarnsman of Gor, Pg. 64



ASKARI SHIELD

“The oval leather shields and the stabbing spears of the askaris might have been ideal
armament for invincibility in tribal warfare but they afforded little in the way of martial equity
when compared to the weighty, slashing pangas of the Kurii.”
Explorers of Gor, Pg. 439



ASKARI SPEAR

“The oval leather shields and the stabbing spears of the askaris might have been ideal
armament for invincibility in tribal warfare but they afforded little in the way of martial
equity when compared to the weighty, slashing pangas of the Kurii.”
Explorers of Gor, Pg. 439



BLADED BOLA

“Ah, yes, weapons,” Kamchak was saying, “what shall it be the kaiila lance, a whip and
bladed bola, perhaps the quiva?”
Nomads of Gor, Pg. 123



BLUBBER HAMMER

“She still carried the blubber hammer. If struck properly with it one might be brained.”
Beasts of Gor, Pg. 216



BOLA

A bola is three long straps of leather, each about five feet long, ending in a leather
sack, which has a heavy round metal weight sewn inside.

"Slowly, singing in a gutteral chant, a Tuchuk warrior song, he began to swing the bola. It
consists of three long straps of leather, each about five feet long, each terminating in a leather
sack which contains, sewn inside, a heavy, round, metal weight."
Nomads of Gor, Pg. 24

BRONZE HEADED SPEAR

“This time it brought forth a mighty spear, some twelve feet in length, with a long, tapering
bronze head. This, with two hands, holding it ceremoniously upwards and towards us, and
then drawing it back. It then put the spear down, laying it on the floor, to their left. The
shaft of the spear was some three inches in diameter. The bronze head might have
weighed some twenty pounds.”
Savages of Gor, Pg. 24



BUCKLER

“The primary engagement weapons are lance and scimitar, and the primary defense is
a small round buckler.”
Tribesmen of Gor, Pg. 302



BURNING OIL BOMB

"I did not expect a great deal of damage to be done by these shattering bombs of burning
oil, but I was counting on the confluence of three factors the psychological effect of such an
attack, the fear of the outflanking fleets, whose numbers could not yet well have been
ascertained, and, in the confusion and, hopefully, terror, the unexpected, sudden loss of
their commander.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 276



BUTCHER KNIFE

“The butcher knives are usually ground down into a narrow, concave shape. They do not
have the sturdiness for combat. They are used, generally, for the swift acquisition of bloody
trophies.”
Savages of Gor, Pg. 145





CANHPI

The canhpi is described as wooden carved weapon ending in a heavy ball-knob
used for striking others.

“I saw Alfred struck down from behind with the heavy, balled knob of a carved wooden
Canhpi.”
Blood Brothers of Gor, Pg. 447



CATAPULT

“She also carried, on leather-cushioned, swivel mounts, two light catapults, two chain-sling
onagers, and eight springals.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 193

CESTAE

“He had fought even with the spiked cestae and the knife gauntlets.”
Rouge of Gor, Pg. 241



CESTUS

“The wooden shields of Torvaldsland no more stopped the great axes than dried skins of larma
fruit, stretched on sewing frames, might have resisted the four-bladed dagger cestus of
Anango or the hatchet gauntlet of eastern Skjern.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 205



CLUBS

“The knife blades and long nails are sometimes mounted in clubs.”
Savages of Gor, Pg. 145



CROSSBOW

The crossbow is the assassin's weapon. Even the weakest Man can utilize it, and at shorter
distances, the crossbow requires much less skill for accuracy.
“For example, incredibly enough, weapon technology is controlled to the point where the most
powerful devices of war are the crossbow and lance.”
Tarnsman of Gor, Pg. 31



DOUBLE-HEADED WOOD AX

"The whiskers had been scraped from his face, probably, by the blade of the broad, double-headed
wood ax bound on top of the bundle."
Outlaw of Gor, Pg. 27



FANG RING

“On the first finger of his left hand he wore a fang ring, which, I had little doubt, would contain
a poison, probably that of the deadly kanda plant.”
Explorers of Gor, Pg. 151



FISHERMANS KNIFE

“He had sheathed his jagged-edged knife, a fisherman’s knife.”
Explorers of Gor, Pg. 285



FISHING NET

“The fishermen had a net with them, doubtless brought up from their small boat in the harbor.
Such devices are rich in war uses."
Renegades of Gor, Pg. 282



FLAMING OIL

“In two of the towers defenders had won the top level and poured flaming oil about the floor
and down the ladderways.”
Renegades of Gor, Pg. 284



FLIGHT ARROWS

“I had the Gorean short sword in its scabbard, my shield and helmet, and, wrapped in leather, a
Gorean long bow of supple Ka-la-na wood, from the yellow wine trees of Gor, tipped with notched
bosk horn at each end, loose strung with hemp whipped with silk, and a roll of sheaf and flight
arrows."
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 2



GARROTE

"The standard garrote, of course, is impractical for captures, for the victim, in even a reflexive
movement might cut her own throat.”
Savages of Gor, Pg. 180



GIANT GRAPNEL

"The giant grapnel is hurled by an engine and then, either with the second arm of the engine,
or by the same arm, reversed, drawn back with great force."
Renegades of Gor,
Pg. 265



GIRL-CAPTURE CHAIN

"'It was a girl-capture chain,' I said. 'It is to be distinguished sharply from the standard
garrote, which is armed with wire and can cut a throat easily.'"
Savages of Gor, Pg. 180



GOAD

“He turned and I saw in almost one motion of his finger, the goad switch to on, the dial rotate
to the Kill Point. Then crouching, the goad blazing in his hand, he approached me warily.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 260



GOREAN LONG BOW

“I had the Gorean short sword in its scabbard, my shield and helmet, and, wrapped in leather,
a Gorean long bow of supple Ka-la-na wood, from the yellow wine trees of Gor, tipped with
notched bosk horn at each end, loose strung with hemp whipped with silk, and a roll of sheaf
and flight arrows."
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 2



GOREAN WAR SPEAR

“The spear, a Gorean war spear, its head tapered of bronze, some eighteen inches long, its shaft more than an inch and a half in thickness, more than six feet in length, sped from my grasp.” Hunters of Gor, Pg. 279



GRAPNEL DERRICK

"The derrick grapnel is much what the name suggests. It is used from walls, dangled down, and
then drawn up with a winch. If the wall is a harbor wall it can capsize a ship. If the wall is a land
wall, it can, with luck, topple a siege tower.”
Renegades of Gor, Pg. 265



GREAT BOW

The great bow is made of yellow Ka-la-na wood. It is tipped with notched bosk
horn, with a cord of hemp, whipped with silk, and the roll of sheaf and flight
arrows.



"The bow is not commonly favored by Gorean warriors, but all must respect it. It is the
height of a tall man; its back, away from the bowman, is flat; its belly, facing the bowman, is
half-rounded; it is something like an inch and a half wide and an inch and a quarter thick at the
center; it has considerable force and requires considerable strength to draw; many men, incidentally,
even some warriors, cannot draw the bow; nine of its arrows can be fired aloft before the first falls
again to the earth; at point-blank range it can be fired completely through a four-inch beam; at two
hundred yards it can pin a man to a wall; at four hundred yards it can kill the huge, shambling bosk
; its rate of fire is nineteen arrows in a Gorean Ehn, about eighty Earth seconds; and a skilled bowman,
but not an extraordinary one, is expected to be able to place these nineteen arrows in one Ehn into a
target, the size of a man, each a hit, at a range of some two hundred and fifty yards."
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 2



GREAT STAFF

“The other common peasant weapon is the great staff, some six feet in length, some two inches in width.”
Slave Girl of Gor, Pg. 139



HARPOON

“I grasped the long harpoon. It was some eight feet in length, some two and a half inches in diameter."
Beasts of Gor, Pg. 258



HATCHET

"Then he rose to his feet, and went to his stores, to bring forth a fine hatchet.”
Savages of Gor, Pg. 214



HATCHET GAUNTLET

“The wooden shields of Torvaldsland no more stopped the great axes than dried skins of larma
fruit, stretched on sewing frames, might have resisted the four-bladed dagger cestus of Anango
or the hatchet gauntlet of eastern Skjern.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 205



HOOK KNIFE

“Then the large man missing teeth seized Hup's hair and pulled up the head, to expose the
throat, holding in his right hand a small, thick, curved blade, the hook knife of Ar, used sheathed in
the sport of that name, but the knife was not now sheathed.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 12

HORN BOW

The bow is small, for use from the saddle, and does not have the range and power of the
Gorean longbow or crossbow, but at close range, with considerable force, firing rapidly, arrow after
arrow, it is a fearsome weapon.

“The horn bow, unfortunately, formed of pieces of split tabuk horn, bound with sinew, is not effective
beyond some thirty yards, One must, thus, be almost upon the animal before loosing the shaft.”
Beasts of Gor, Pg. 205



JAVELIN

“Sometimes a passing army desires merely to amplify its forces, or replace losses, particularly among the
lighter arms, such as bowmen, slingers and javelin men.”
Mercenaries of Gor, Pg. 31


KAIILA HUNTING LANCE

“The kaiila lance takes, on the whole, two forms, the hunting lance and the war lance. Hunting
lances are commonly longer, heavier and thicker than war lances."
Savages of Gor, Pg. 43



KAILLA LANCE

The lances are carried in the right fist, easily, and are flexible and light, used for thrusting. The
lances are black, cut from the poles of young tem trees. They may be bent almost double, like finely
tempered steel, before they break. A loose loop of boskhide, wound twice about the right fist, helps to
retain the weapon in hand-to-hand combat. It is seldom thrown.

“It is called the kaiila lance because it is designed to be used from kaiilaback."
Savages of Gor, Pg. 42



KAIILA WAR LANCE

“The kaiila lance takes, on the whole, two forms, the hunting lance and the war lance."
Savages of Gor, Pg. 43

KANDA POISON

“Mixed with the blood and fluids of the body there was a smear of white at the end of the steel, the
softened residue of a glaze of kanda paste, now melted by body heat, which had coated the tip of the
blade.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 42

KNIFE GAUNTLET

“He had fought even with the spiked cestae and the knife gauntlets.”
Rouge of Gor, Pg. 241



KNIFE LOCK

“Some locks, on the compartments of rich persons, or on the storehouses of merchants, the
treasuries of cities, and so on, are knife locks or poison locks; the knife lock, when tampered with,
releases a blade, or several of them, with great force, sometimes from behind the individual at the lock.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 52



KOROBAN SHORT SWORD

A smaller sword, that wine-tempered blade of fine, double-edged Gorean steel.

“To the head came the flashing bola moving in its hideous, swift revolution almost invisible in the air and I,
instead of lowering my head or throwing myself to the ground, met instead the flying weighted leather
with the blade of a Koroban short sword, with the edge that would divide silk dropped upon it and the
taut straps, two of them, flew from the blade and the other strap and the three weights looped off into
the grass, and the Tuchuk at the same time, scarcely realizing what had occurred, leaped from the kailla,
quiva in hand, to find himself unexpectedly facing a braced warrior of Ko-ro-ba, sword drawn.”
Nomads of Gor, Pg. 25



KUR DOUBLE-BLADED IRON AX

"Behind the Kur, to one side, stood two other Kurii. They, like the first, were fearsome creatures. Each
carried a wide, round shield, of iron, some four feet in diameter. Each, too, carried a great, double-bladed
iron ax, which, from blade tip to blade tip, was some two feet in width. The handle of the ax was of carved,
green needle wood, round, some four inches in diameter. The axes were some seven or eight feet in height."
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 171



KURII SHIELD

“Behind the Kur, to one side, stood two other Kurii. They, like the first, were fearsome creatures. Each
carried a wide, round shield, of iron, some four feet in diameter.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 171



LONG BOW

“I had the Gorean short sword in its scabbard, my shield and helmet, and, wrapped in leather, a
Gorean long bow of supple Ka-la-na wood, from the yellow wine trees of Gor, tipped with notched bosk
horn at each end, loose strung with hemp whipped with silk, and a roll of sheaf and flight arrows."
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 2



MARSH SPEAR

“Instantly there was a great cry from all sides, and, breaking through the rushes and sedge, dozens of
rence craft, bound with marsh vince, thrust into view, each poled by one man, with another in the prow,
a two- or three-pronged marsh spear uplifted.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 12



NAVAL BOWMEN SHIELD

“I saw then that their action had been diversionary, to occupy us while other longboats, fixed with
wicker shields, of the sort used for naval bowmen, lay along the chain.”
Guardsman of Gor, Pg. 11



NGAO SHIELD

“Lake Ngao, which was discovered by Shaba, and named by him, was named for a shield, because of
its long, oval shape. The shields in this area tend to have that shape.”
Explorers of Gor, Pg. 100



OST VENOM POISON

“The small man held up a tiny packet. “This,” he said, “is the poison, a powder prepared from the venom
of the Ost.”
Captive of Gor, Pg. 357

PANGA

“The keen steel of our pangas smote apart thick vines.”
Explorers of Gor, Pg. 382

PARALYZING DRUG

“'Sullius Maximus,' he said, 'invented such a drug. He tested it, by pin pricks, on the limbs of a captured
enemy, paralyzing him from the neck down.'”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 19

PIKE

“Gorean infantry, with staggered lines and fixed pikes, their butts anchored in the earth, could usually turn
an attack of light cavalry.”
Savages of Gor, Pg. 286



POISON GIRL

“Maximus Hegesius Quintilius was later found assassinated in his own pleasure gardens, slain there by
the bite of a chemically prepared poison girl, one killed by Taurentians before she could be questioned.”
Mercenaries of Gor, Pg. 246

POISON LOCK

“Much more dangerous is the poison lock, because the opening through which the tiny pins, usually
coated with a paste formed from kanda root, can emerge can be extremely small, almost invisible to
the eye, easy to overlook in the crevices and grillwork of the commonly heavy, ornate Gorean lock.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 52



POISON PINS/NEEDLES

“It is not wise to try to tear away the garments of a free woman with one’s bare hands. They may
contain poisoned needles.”
Beasts of Gor, Pg. 402

“A free woman, captured, whose hair her captor unbinds, usually the first time by the stroke of a
knife, a precaution against poison pins and other devices, knows full well by this act that she will
soon be made his slave.”
Explorers of Gor, Pg. 198



POISON STEEL

“'A contaminant?' I asked. 'Poisoned steel.' he said. I said nothing"
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 18

POISON TEETH

"'It is possible,' granted Harold. 'Is he the smallish fellow, rather fat, with two yellow teeth.' 'Yes,' I said
. 'They are poison teeth,' remarked Harold, 'a Turian affectation--but quite deadly, being filled with the
venom of the Ost.'"
Nomads of Gor, Pg. 187

QUIVA

The Quiva is about a foot in length,
double edged tapering to a daggerlike
point.

"The cast, as recommended, had been easy and smooth. The quiva itself, in its sharpness and weight, does the work.”
Players of Gor, Pg. 187



RENCE KNIFE

“One holds the stem of the plant in the left hand and, with the right, with a rence knife, a small, curved,
two-inch knife makes a diagonal upward stroke.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 27



RENCER SHIELD

“Some of the men of the rencers, with their small shields of rence wicker, fought, but their marsh spears
were no match for the steel swords and the war spears of Gor.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 52



ROUND SHIELD

“The round shield, concentric overlapping layers of hardened leather riveted together and bound with
hoops of brass, fitted with the double sling for carrying on the left arm, was similarly unmarked.”
Outlaw of Gor, Pg. 21



SABER

“The saber, incidentally, is not only unpopular among the Wagon Peoples but among the warriors of
Gor generally; it is regarded as being too long and clumsy a weapon for the close, sharp combat so
dear to the heart of the warrior of the cities; further it is not of much use from the saddle of a tarn or
tharlarion.”
Nomads of Gor, Pg. 124



SCIMITAR

“I observed the scimitar. It was a wickedly curved blade.”
Tribesmen of Gor, Pg. 120



SCISSORS

“At her waist she wore a jeweled scabbard, protruding from which I saw the ornamented, twisted blade of a
Turian dagger; free women in Torvaldsland commonly carry a knife; at her belt, hung her scissors, and a
ring of many keys, indicating that her hall contained many chests or doors; and her hair worn high, wrapped
about a comb, matching the brooches, of the horn of kailiauk; the fact that her hair was worn dressed
indicated that she stood in companionship; the number of her keys indicated that she was mistress of a
great house.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 156



SCRAMASAX

“He also carried among his things the short, stabbing sword, similar to the gladius, and doubtless related to
it, called by his people the sacramasax.”
Mercenaries of Gor, Pg. 66



SHAVING KNIFE

“Beside her, on the floor, rested a laver of polished bronze, filled with water, a towel and a
straight-bladed Gorean shaving knife."
Priest-Kings of Gor, Pg. 34

SHEAF ARROW

“ “The Gorean sheaf arrow is slightly over a yard long, the flight arrow is about forty inches in length.
Both are metal piled and fletched with three half-feathers, from the wings of the Vosk gulls.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 68

SHIP BOW

"All things considered the ship bow is an ideal missile weapon for close-range naval combat. It is superior in this respect even to the peasant bow, or long bow, which excels it in impact, range and accuracy.”
Rogue of Gor, Pg. 308



SHIP'S KNIFE

Used on the Vosk River on the ships of Torvaldsland.

“He was cutting, with a ship’s knife, a ring of reddish alloy from the arm of a fallen Kur.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 261



SHORT BOW

“The small bow has many advantages. High among these is the rapidity with which it may be
drawn and fired. A skilled warrior, in the Gorean gravity, can fire ten arrows into the air, the last
leaving the bow before the first has returned to the earth."
Savages of Gor, Pg. 46



SLAVE KNIFE

“With a slave knife he cut the rence tunic from her and threw her, still partly tangled in the net,
over his shoulder, and carried her toward one of the dark, high prowed barges in the shadows
at the edge of the island.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 54



SLEEN KNIFE

"She had now thrust her sleen knife into its belt sheath.”
Hunters of Gor, Pg. 32

SLING ONAGER

“She also carried, on leather-cushioned, swivel mounts, two light catapults, two chain-sling onagers,
and eight springals.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 193

SMALL BOW

“The small bow has many advantages. High among these is
the rapidity with which it may be drawn and fired. A skilled warrior, in the Gorean gravity, can fire ten arrows
into the air, the last leaving the bow before the first has returned to the earth. No Gorean weapon can match
it in its rate of fire. At close range it can be devastating."
Savages of Gor - Pg. 46

SNOW KNIFE

“I did as I was told, and Imnak, with a large, curved, bone, saw-toothed knife, a snow knife,
began to cut at a nearby drift of snow.”
Beasts of Gor, Pg. 325



SPATHA

“It was a long, cutting sword, of the sort called a spatha among the wagons.”
Mercenaries of Gor, Pg. 66



SPIKED GAUNTLET

“There were various matches in the pit of sand that evening. There was a contest of sheathed hook
knife, one of whips and another of spiked gauntlets.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 120



SPIKED LEATHER

“In the pits of Ar,” he said, “he has fought with the spiked leather, and with the knife gauntlets.”
Fighting Slave of Gor, Pg. 318



SPRINGAL

“She also carried, on leather-cushioned, swivel mounts, two light catapults, two chain-sling onagers,
and eight springals.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 193

STABBING LANCE

“It is to be distinguised in particular from the longer, heavier tharlarion lance designed for use from
tharlarion-back, and often used with a lance rest, and the smaller, thicker stabbing lances used by
certain groups of pedestrian nomads.”
Savages of Gor, Pg. 42



STABBING SPEAR

“They carried high, oval shields, short, long-bladed stabbing spears. These men, I was sure, were
not of Schendi.”
Explorers of Gor, Pg. 145



STABBING SPEAR

“Sometimes slave girls are forced to fight slave girls, perhaps with steel claws fastened on their fingers,
or several girls, variously armed, will be forced to fight a single man, or a small number of men.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 189



STRAIGHT BOW

“Small straight bows, of course, not the powerful long bow, are, on the other hand, reasonably
common on Gor, and these are often used for hunting light game, such as the brush-maned, three-toed
Qualae, the yellow-pelted, single-horned Tabuk, and runaway slaves.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 4



TARN KNIFE

“I saw that he had been given another knife, a tarn knife, of the sort carried by riders.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 363

TARN LANCE

"The tarn lance, it might be mentioned, as is used by the red savages who have mastered the tarn, is,
in size and shape, very similar to the kaiila lance. It differs primarily in being longer and more slender.”
Savages of Gor, Pg. 43



TARN WIRE

“Across the city, from the walls to the cylinders and among the cylinders, I could occasionally see the
slight flash of sunlight on the swaying tarn wires, literally hundreds of thousands of slender, almost
invisible wires stretched in a protective net across the city.”
Tarnsman of Gor, Pg. 162



TASSA POWDER

“Tassa powder had doubtless been used on her. It is traceless, and effective.”
Players of Gor, Pg. 66



THARLARION LANCE

No description, but it is mentioned in the Tarnsmans of Gor.

“It is to be distinguished in particular from the longer, heavier tharlarion lances designed for use
from tharlarionback, and often used with a lance rest, and the smaller, thicker stabbing lances
used by certain groups of pedestrian nomads.”
Savages of Gor, Pgs. 42-43



THROWING STICK

“In her hand was a curved throwing stick, used for hunting birds. It is not a boomerang, which would
be largely useless among the sedges and rushes, but it would, of course, float, and might be recovered
and used indefinitely. Some girls are quite skilled with this light weapon.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 10



TOMAHAWK

Long handled with a single stone blade, used by the Red Savages.

“ “It had been given to him by a Yellow Knife in mounted combat, the result of a stroke by a long-
handled, stone-bladed tomahawk, or canhpi.”
Blood Brothers of Gor, Pg. 9



TORVALDSLAND AX

“I knew this man of Torvaldsland only by reputation. He was a rover, a great captain, a pirate,
a trader, a warrior. It had been he, and his men, who had freed Chenbar of Tyros, the Sea Sleen,
from a dungeon in Port Kar, breaking through to him, shattering his chains with the blunt hammerlike
backs of their great, curved, single-bladed axes.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 27



TORVALDSLAND LONG SWORD

In this scabbard was a sword, a sword of Torvaldsland, a long sword, with a jeweled
pommel, with double guard.

“He wore a beneath his cloak yellow wool, and a great belt of glistening black, with a gold
buckle, to which was attached a scabbard of oiled, black leather; in this scabbard was a sword,
a sword of Torvaldsland, a long sword, with a jeweled pommel, with double guard.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 172



TORVALDSLAND SHIELD

“The shields were round, and of wood, variously painted, some reinforced with iron bands, others
with leather, some with small bronze plates.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 32



TRADE AX

"It was a trade ax. Its back was blunted, for the driving of pegs, stakes and wedges.”
Blood Brothers of Gor, Pg. 35



TRADE KNIFE

“He did have a bow case and quiver, and at the thong on his waist was a beaded sheath,
from which protruded the hilt of a trade knife.”
Blood Brothers of Gor, Pg. 8



TRIDENT

The trident is the traditional
weapon of the fisherman of the western shore and the
western islands.

“My name is Clitus,” he said. “I am a fisherman. I can guide ships by the stars. I know the net
and trident.”
Raiders of Gor, Pg. 85






TURF KNIFE

“She placed the turf knife in the pit, through the hole which we had left as its entrance. The
turf knife is a wooden-bladed, saw-edged, paddlelike tool. It is used to cut and saw sod and, when
the handle is held in the right hand and the blade is supported with the left, it may be used, also,
rather like a shovel, to move dirt.”
Blood Brothers of Gor, Pgs. 311 & 312



TURIAN DAGGER

“At her waist she wore a jeweled scabbard, protruding from which I saw the ornamented, twisted blade
of a Turian dagger; free women in Torvaldsland commonly carry a knife; at her belt, hung her scissors,
and a ring of many keys, indicating that her hall contained many chests or doors; and her hair worn high,
wrapped about a comb, matching the brooches, of the horn of kailiauk; the fact that her hair was worn
dressed indicated that she stood in companionship; the number of her keys indicated that she was mistress
of a great house.”
Marauders of Gor, Pg. 156



ULO OR WOMAN'S KNIFE

“The ulo, or woman’s knife, with its semicircular blade, customarily fixed in a wooden handle,
is not well suited to carving. It is better at cutting meat and slicing sinew."
Beasts of Gor, Pg 262



WAGON PEOPLE'S LANCE

“The lances of the Wagon Peoples are not couched. They are carried in the right fist, easily, and
are flexible and light, used for thrusting, not the battering-ram effect of the heavy lances of Europe’s
High Middle Ages. Needless to say, they can be almost as swift and delicate in their address as a
saber. The lances are black, cut from the poles of young tem trees. They may be bent almost double,
like finely tempered steel, before they break. A loose loop of boskhide, wound twice about the right fist,
helps to retain the weapon in hand-to-hand combat. It is seldom thrown.”
Nomads of Gor, Pg. 15



WHIP KNIFE

"Coiled at the side of his saddle, in four loops, was a whip knife, of the sort common in Port Kar,
a whip, but set into its final eighteen inches, arranged in sets of four, twenty thin, narrow blades; the
tips of whip knives differ; some have a double-edged blade of about seven or eight inches at the tip;
others have a stunning lead, which fells the victim and permits him, half-conscious, to be cut to pieces
at the attacker’s leisure; the whip knife of Menicius, however, held at its tip the double-edged blade,
capable of cutting a throat at twelve feet.”
Assassin of Gor, Pg, 363



YELLOW KNIVES SHIELD

“The small shields of the Yellow Knives, too provided them with little protection. They were not the large,
oval shields of Turia, or the large rounded shields common to Gorean infantry in the north, behind which
a warrior might crouch, hoping for a swift surcease to the storm of missiles.”
Blood Brothers of Gor, Pg. 416



YOKE

“We were thrown on our feet again, and, to my horror, our yokes were fitted with steel horns, eighteen
inches in length and pointed like nails. Andreas, as his yoke was similarly garnished with the deadly
projections, spoke to me. 'This may be farewell, Warrior,' said he."
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