|Group: Melee Weapon|
|Size||300.0 mm length|
A blade can be a variety of smaller, edged weapons including the ubiquitous kitchen knife. 
Length: 300mm. Weight: 350.0 grams. Base Price: Cr50.
History & Background (Dossier)
The earliest knives tend to fashioned from animal horns or bones should a world possess both a sophont and sophisticated animal life or equivalent creatures. Other sophonts construct knives from volcanic substances including obsidian. During the TL:1-3 epoch, sophonts generally transition from organic materials to various kinds of shaped and smelted metals. 
The TL-3 blade represented in this AAB article is a relatively sophisticated knife forged by a blacksmith in a smithy of hard iron and perhaps even sophisticated alloys such as hardened steel. The TL-3 blade is not yet a factory manufactured item in the industrial sense. It is still hand forged. 
Selected Blade Types
References & contributors (Sources)
- Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 42-43.
- Marc Miller. The Traveller Book (Game Designers Workshop, 1982), TBD. (Text & illustrations)
- Imperial Encyclopedia
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science