Maces are crushing weapons, which can be wielded one hand and the wielder must have a Strength of at least 10. They inflict between 2 - 7 points of crushing damage, have a speed factor of 7 and a weight of 8 lbs. All warrior type classes can use this, including clerics and bards.
The mace is a direct descendant of the basic club, being nothing more than a wooden shaft with a stone or iron head mounted on the end. The head design varies; some being spiked, others flanged, and still others have pyramidal knobs.