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The knuckle-blade is essentially, a knuckle-duster type brawling weapon with a thin, two to three inch deep blade that runs across the knuckles. It is employed most often in a slashing attack, but will also do crush critical damage. Versions mounting a thicker blade can also be used with a punching motion. Even though it is a bit more effective than either the knuckle-duster or the closed fist, it has limited appeal for brawling practitioners.

The knuckle-blade is one of several Brawling weapons suitable for use with unarmed combat attacks. When used in conjunction with unarmed combat, its function changes from a weapon to an item of equipment. Held in the attacker's hand, it provides a .050 damage factor bonus and a -10 Multiplier Modifier penalty to all Jab, Punch and Grapple attacks. Holding a knuckle-blade in each hand will double the DF bonus and MM penalty.

Any additional properties, such as enchant bonus, flares or weighting, will be activated with these attacks.

Alternate Names

  • slash-fist

Game Mechanics

Weapon AG Cloth Leather Scale Chain Plate RT Min RT Damage Type STR/DU
AsG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Knuckle-blade DF .250 .150 .100 .075 .075 1 2 Slash/Crush 18/195
AvD 45 40 39 38 37 25 23 21 19 25 21 17 13 0 -6 -12 -18

The standard knuckle-blade has a weight of 2 lbs.

Note: To edit this table go to Template:Weapon table knuckle-blade

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