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The knuckle-duster is a brawling weapon more commonly, but not officially, known as brass knuckles. It is designed to lend weight and a higher level of lethality to closed fist attacks. Although it has the advantage of light weight and speed, the knuckle-duster is better suited to bar room brawling than combat in the wilds.

The knuckle-duster 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-duster 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

  • knuckle-guard
  • [metal] knuckles

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-duster DF .250 .175 .125 .100 .040 1 2 Crush 18/199
AvD 35 32 31 30 29 25 23 21 19 18 14 10 6 0 -6 -12 -18

The standard knuckle-duster has a weight of 1 lb.

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

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