In DnD 5e, what is the difference between the Glaive and the Halberd (PH p149)? They are both martial melee weapons, they both cost 20gp, they both deal 1d10 slashing damage, they both weigh 6lb., and they both have the same tags (“Heavy”, “Reach”, and “Two-Handed”).
There is a section on page 41 of the 5e DMG that talks about different flavors for things in your world. This section is a large part of why I’m asking the question. It seems like Wizards’ philosophy with weapons and gear in 5e is to make a handful of distinct templates for things, and let players or GMs flavor them how they want. Given this apparent philosophy, why are there two mechanically identical weapons?
@nitsua60 pointed out that these are the only two identical entries.