Against the Wilderness
Aldori Dueling Sword
The signature weapon of the Swordlords
The Aldori dueling swords are a bit over 3 feet long, very slightly curved, and sharp only along the outer edge. A wielder of the Aldori dueling sword relies more on speed than strength to injure her opponents. Unlike many precision blades, an Aldori dueling sword may also be effectively wielded with two hands, and those trained in its use suffer no penalties to its accuracy.
An Aldori dueling sword may be used as a Martial Weapon (in which case it functions as a longsword), but if you have the feat Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Aldori dueling sword), you can use the Weapon Finesse feat to apply your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier on attack rolls with an Aldori dueling sword sized for you, even though it isn’t a light weapon. You can also wield an Aldori dueling sword in two hands in order to apply 1-1/2 times your Strength bonus to damage.