All heroes have magic weapons, and Krull is no exception. In this case it is a five-pointed throwing weapon, called the Glaive. Sadly, despite looking genuinely cool, it is one of the most mocked fantasy weapons of all time.
- A Glaive is a large bladed pole-arm weapon in the European tradition, much like a Japanese Naginata but with a heavier blade.
- The weapon extends blades from the tip of each spine, which means it is difficult to hold and throw.
- He uses it about twice in the whole film.
The hero has telekinetic control of it, which reduces the problems with 2, but the first time it extends blades while he is holding it, I winced.
In some recent fantasy games and movies, the term glaive is misapplied to thrown weapons. This film is the reason why, so if you want to see where the problem started, watch Krull.