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Old 07-13-2019, 06:17 AM   #1
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Default Very minor question: How are knives classified for the purpose of pricing?

On B274, the pricing for fine-quality weapons prior to TL7 are described thusly:

Fencing- or sword-class weapons cost 4x normal.
Crushing and impaling weapons cost 3x normal.
Cutting weapons cost 10x normal.

So where do knives (and to a lesser extent daggers) fit in? Intuitively, they don't seem like "sword-class" weapons. But they can deal both cutting and impaling damage, so I'm not sure where to fit them otherwise. Is this specifically addressed somewhere?
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Very minor question: How are knives classified for the purpose of pricing?

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On B274, the pricing for fine-quality weapons prior to TL7 are described thusly:

Fencing- or sword-class weapons cost 4x normal.
Crushing and impaling weapons cost 3x normal.
Cutting weapons cost 10x normal.

So where do knives (and to a lesser extent daggers) fit in? Intuitively, they don't seem like "sword-class" weapons. But they can deal both cutting and impaling damage, so I'm not sure where to fit them otherwise. Is this specifically addressed somewhere?
I've always put them in the 'impaling' camp, though I could see arguments for them being in the 'sword' camp.
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:54 AM   #3
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Default Re: Very minor question: How are knives classified for the purpose of pricing?

If i remember correctly, knives are considered swords for this sort of thing
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:54 AM   #4
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Default Re: Very minor question: How are knives classified for the purpose of pricing?

They're sword-class weapons. The transition between "knife" and "sword" is arbitrary and vague in real life, as is the transition between the different knife sizes. That many knives are single edged is immaterial, as many swords are single edged (and some fencing weapons have no significant edges at all).
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:18 AM   #5
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Default Re: Very minor question: How are knives classified for the purpose of pricing?

Knives are "swords" in those rules, and since knives are so cheap it is often smart to buy fine or very fine knives, even if you aren't loaded.
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