Shortsword is a rather weak sword, but it light and not so difficult to use. As 3.17 shortsword cost 165 arrows to buy.
|Blunt||Edge||Point||Attack Bonus||Defense Bonus||Weight||Value|
|2||4||4||Little||Very little||2 lbs||600|
Any double or single edged, straight-bladed, sword averaging 24 inches in length. The point of a shortsword is usually no sharper than the edge, but it may be designed to have a real point at the option of its maker.
- Game Encyclopedia