Flails are crushing weapons which can cause 1d6 +1 points of damage. They are one-handed, but their sheer weight of 15 lbs means that anyone having 13 Strength, which is the minimal requirement and wielding it and other flails, is sacrificing 1/6 of the total carrying capacity for this weapon alone. The weapon has a speed factor of 7.
Most weapons and armor merchants sell this weapon.
The flail is a sturdy wooden handle attached to an iron rod, a wooden rod with spikes, or a spiked iron ball. Between the handle and its implement is either a hinge or chain link. The weapon was originally used as a tool for threshing grain.