Hidden Blade (3.5e Equipment)
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The Hidden Blade is the weapon of choice for the Hashshashin and is made up of a wrist holster and a spring propelled blade. As a Free Action the blade is sprung forward, and due to the quick action and concealed location the first attack made with the Hidden Blade treats the foe as Flat-Footed. The blade must be retracted for at least three rounds to gain this bonus again. Treat as a Dagger with a Locking Gauntlet. While hidden, an opponent can spot the Hidden Blade by succeeding at a Spot check verses the player's Slight of Hand check, which has a +4 Bonus.
If the character has Death Attack, the Hidden Blade opens up new options. The standard Hidden Blade adds 2 to the Death Attack DC, and Death Attack may be done without studying with a -6 Attack Penalty. The Improved Hidden Blade costs thrice as much and requires the removal of the ring finger on that hand, which costs 5% Arcane Spell Failure and -1 Hit Point. In exchange, this Improved Hidden Blade can be drawn as an immediate action (thus allowing it to be used during an Attack of Opportunity,) adds 3 to the Death Attack DC and a Studyless Death Attack may be made at a -3 Attack Penalty.