Dagger

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Generic Dagger
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Generic Dagger
Group: Melee Weapon
Tech Level 1
Size 200.0 mm length
Weight 250.0 grams
Cost Cr10
Ammo None
Manufacturer Various
Generic Dagger

A Dagger (250 grams; Cr10; TL-1) is a small knife weapon with a flat, two-edged blade approximately 200mm in length. [1]

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

Daggers are usually carried in a Belt Sheath, and less frequently are concealed in a Boot Sheath or strapped to the forearm. Daggers are usually the last weapon of defense, and worn constantly. Each weighs 250 grams; that weight, however, does not count against the weight load of the character as the weapon is worn constantly and comfortably. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 200mm. Weight: 250.0 grams. Base Price: Cr10.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

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. [3]

Weapon Manufacture[edit]

The TL-1 dagger represented in this AAB article is a relatively unsophisticated knife forged by a blacksmith in a smithy of softer metals although harder irons may be used and more sophisticated alloys are generally beyond the reach of the typical TL-1 society. [4]

Selected Dagger Types[edit]

  1. TL-1 Dagger

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37.
  2. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 37.
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak