Katana, Double Bladed (3.5e Equipment)

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Katana, Double Bladed
Exotic One-Handed
Critical: 17-20/x2
Range Increment: -


Type: Slashing
Hardness: 12
Size Cost1 Damage Weight1 hp
Fine * * 1
Diminutive * * 1
Tiny * * 2
Small 400gp 2d10 3 lb 4
Medium 400gp 3d10 6 lb 8
Large 800gp 2d12 12 lb 16
Huge * * 32
Gargantuan * * 64
Colossal * * 128
  1. The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any other supplied values are the author's best determination.

Although, the double bladed katana looks like a normal katana it has two blades as opposed to one. The blades are parallel to each other. The two blades are any where from 1 - 2.5 inches apart from each other. a trip can be made, and if the check fails the user can drop the blade to avoid getting hurt from the opponent it is wielded against The purpose of the two blades is to catch the opponents weapon and disarm them. In addition, the wounds that are made are close enough together that Very few have mastered the double bladed katana. The forging of the blade takes double the time because both blades need to be perfectly parallel, and balanced. Also the cost for a they are hard to heal with ordinary medicine. It takes much skill to master because the chance of one untrained getting accidentally hurt is doubled double bladed katana is doubled. It is not treated as a double weapon therefore, the two weapon penalty does not apply.

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