Weapon skills are necessary to wield weapons in combat. There is no minimum Rating for Weapon Skills. A character could have, for instance, a Sword Skill of 1. However, a minimum Rating of 10 is suggested for characters to at least be competent in utilizing the weapon. To truly be considered proficient in a weapon skill, it is recommended that a character have at least 20 in the skill. But again, there is no minimum Rating for Weapon Skills and most abilities associated with Weapon Skills have no minimum Rating requirement.
Necessary for wielding daggers, knives, and cleavers
Necessary for wielding one handed maces and one handed clubs
Necessary for wielding staves, bo sticks, and rods
Necessary for wielding various one handed long and short swords
Necessary for wielding long and short bows