There are many types of weapon available on the MUD.  Some are slashing 
weapons, some are bludgeoning weapons and others are stabbing weapons.  

   Weapon quality is given as a dice roll with possible modifications to the
likelyhood to hit or the amount of damage.  For instance, a long sword might
be a 1d8 weapon.  This means that it does a random amount of damage between 1
and 8 every time you HIT.  A rapier is a 2d4, +5% attack weapon, meaning that
its damage is from 2 to 8 with a 5% bonus to the user's attack skill.  The
rapier is therefore the better weapon because its damage is higher and it hits
a bit more often.

See Also: Wield, Armor