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Generic Blade
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Generic Blade
Group: Melee Weapon
Tech Level 3
Size 300.0 mm length
Weight 350.0 grams
Cost Cr50
Ammo None
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Manufacturer Various
Generic Blade

A Blade (350 grams; Cr50; TL-3) is a hybrid knife weapon.

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

It has a heavy, flat two-edged blade nearly 300mm in length, and a semi-basket handguard. Because of the bulk of the hand guard, it is generally carried in a belt scabbard. [1]

A blade can be a variety of smaller, edged weapons including the ubiquitous kitchen knife. [2]

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 300mm. Weight: 350.0 grams. Base Price: Cr50.

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-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. [4]

Selected Blade Types[edit]

  1. TL-3 Blade
  2. TL-4 Kitchen Knife
  3. TL-7 Survival Knife

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. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak