The Gulfing khopesh is a weird weapon. It looks like a billhook. Except you reap gondorians instead wheat. I thought first that kind of weapon is really called a khopesh because the mod called it a khopesh.
You know, I'm french, not english (that explains why my english is not always perfect but wathever). I asked how we call a khopesh in french and google trad said khopesh didn't come from english, but hindi. And in hindi, "khopesh" means "flail". But the gulfing khopesh doesn't look like a flail; it looks like a billhook.
So I've made some research on this weapon once known to be used by the armies of african kingdoms in reality during the Antiquity and Middle-Age.
These billhook-shaped swords are actually called "shotel". They were invented and used by abyssinians (the ancestors of the ethiopians). The particularity of this weapon is to hook the enemy. The shotelai (as we called the shotel users) used the shape of their swords to dodge the shield and poke the enemies on the side with the point of the blade. (I hold it from wikipedia)
It gave me some ideas.
First, I suggest we name it the gulfing shotel instead khopesh for a better accuracy of this kind of weapon and history. It's a better name. The teammod take a lot of attention to the name-accuracy. I saw them struggle for many updates to find a more accurate name for sarlluin and sarngaran (now called luigon and cargon). So I don't see why it'd pose a problem for them to review the name of this weapon, don't you think?
Second, I suggest we make this weapon unique. In renewed, the shotel would work exactly like a sword, except it ignores the shield. It doesn't break the shield like the vanilla axe but ignores it, exactly like the piercing enchant of the arbalest except it's for a melee weapon and only ignores the shield (not the armour. It'd be OP if it does)
I finished. What do you think?