THE DAGGER AND KNIFE WEAPONS

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Daggers and Knives started off as a simple very small sword used for hunting and skinning. But as war broke out between tribes, they found the dagger to be an excellent back up to their main weapon. A knight could tackle an armoured foe to the ground, pull open his foe’s visor, and end the battle if the foe didn’t yield. Of course, their small size made Daggers perfect for assassins, who could hide the blade in just about any robe. - Currently we know the following kinds of Daggers and Knives in Caelereth (listed alphabetically):

AESTARAN DAGGER, THE
This curved silver dagger was known throughout the Empire of Krath. However, today chances of coming by such a weapon is very low, but some can be found among thieves, assassins and other lowly sorts. Therefore, those that have the privilege of seeing the silver blade usually do not live long to tell the story. Return to the top
 

ARHK, THE
A crescent blade (pronounced "arc") with a handle at its centre (two spurs coming up from the inside, blunt curve, joined by a wooden handle). This is primarily a hunter's or slaughterer's tool - useful for separating hide from flesh, scraping the skin, suppling leather, or flensing. Country women have also found it a useful chopping tool. It can be used as a drawknife with the flat of the blade dragged towards the user, or as a slicing implement. Return to the top
 

The Blood Thirst

BLOOD THIRST, THE
A short but devastating melee weapon that is kept alongside the favoured Nightooth, the Blood Thirst is a well-balanced dagger that can rip apart flesh in two distinct ways. Gracing either side of the two and half palmspans length of blade, are two distinct edges: one slightly curved and razor sharp, and the other a deadly array of jagged spiked edges.

This silver-grey blade is made out of metal bartered from Kasumarii exchanges with Carabrand, since the abundant metals found in Cyhalloi are both pliable and impure. During the latter stages of forging, the symbol for Echiilan, the Kasumarii deity of Silent Swords and Swift Returns, is etched onto its surface. The sharp side of the blade starts out as the usual edge of a sword but slowly curves out as it reaches towards the end. The jagged side of the Blood Thirst consists of six or seven spiked edges, all of the same uniform length.

 

The Crystal Dagger CRYSTAL DAGGER, THE
The Crystal Dagger, or if you wish to call it be its original name the Sliverphial, is an ingenious weapon used for administering poisons, sleeping potions, or other liquids that must be injected into the victims blood. Though it can be used by physicians for giving medicine to their patients, this practice is much less common, as there is less money to be had in that trade. It is usually about half of a handspan long, and is thus perfect for concealment.
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JHÉ'VAÍ DAGGER, THE
The Jhé'vai Dagger is a small, efficiently covered knife that has revolutionized hidden weapons. This weapon is primarily used by men or women who either want to have the element of surprise on their side during combat, or people who wish to protect themselves without others knowing. The daggers are fastened onto a person’s forearms by two clasps and are hidden beneath their sleeves to be brought up only when needed. Return to the top
 
JUDGEMENT QUILL, THE
The Judgement Quill is one of the stealthiest weapons to have and use in Santharia.
Consisting of a single metal rod (approx. 2-5 nailbreadth thick) with points on each tip, it is useful for piercing flesh and openings in armour to damage vital organs and causing quick impairments and deaths. Return to the top
 
KRAEL DAGGER, THE
A small dagger customized for the gutting of fish. The blade curves into a short spike, making it perfect for ripping open the underbelly of jakécha. The Cholian tribe is fairly adept at the use of the krael. Return to the top
 
The Rev'oq Dagger REV'OQ, THE ("KAAER'DÁR'SHÍN DAGGER")
The dagger is intricately designed with a curved or barbed blade and a handle wrapped with thin strips of Tsor-Shota hide. The blade is light and designed and balanced according to each warrior's hand. It is said that the half-orc assassin Uruk Blackscar uses two Kaaer'dár'shín daggers in his grisly work but no one that has seen his daggers up close have lived to provide firsthand knowledge of the rumour. Return to the top
 
The R'unorian Commoners Dagger RUNORIAN COMMONER'S DAGGER, THE
A long thin dagger, often carried in pairs used for assassinations, defense and close combat. They are commonly worn by all members of R'unorian socity along with varities of short thin-bladed knives. This varity consists of a hard steel blade stained with a non reflective black and a leather wrapped handle, also non-reflective black.
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SOPHRONIAN KNIVES, THE ("TWINS", "CHASTITIES", "MARAUDERS")
Sophronian women were known to use these three types of daggers. Each woman wore leather hip high boots. Hidden inside each boot was a needle sharp throwing knife they called the "Twins". They also wore short middle thigh leather skirt with breeches underneath. Hidden on the inner thighs were another pair of knives which were called "Chastities", however some believe this set of knives didn't really exist. The women also wore elbow length leather gloves that also hold another pair of knives they call "Mauraders". Return to the top
 
T'WEEP, THE
A nasty little weapon designed for concealment. Its blade is a small equilateral triangle with the flat handle fitting in the centre of one side. A small black sheath, often Scyshark skin, is the invariable accompaniment. It can be hidden in the small of the back, under medium-length hair, along the flat of a large muscle group (inner upper arm, inside thigh, outside calf) or even in the palm of the hand, with some care. Used by assassins or as a hold-out weapon by mercenaries.
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The Zarathian Dagger ZARATHIAN DAGGER, THE
An ornate dagger originating from the Zarathian tribe of Aeruillin, this weapon's popularity has spread around the continent, along the numerous trading routes of the Zarathians. While it shares the same cultural significance as the Cholian sparth, this weapon is adapted to fit the Zarathian lifestyle. The weapon, recognized for its perfection, is also bought for use by those outside the tribe, primarily for thieves and assassins as it is of the highest quality, slow to dull and contains elaborate inlays. Return to the top
 
 Date of last edit 7th Passing Clouds 1667 a.S.

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