Ottoman dagger, 16th c (grip and blade), guard 1774–89, steel, ivory,
The ivory grip is
carved in the manner of objects made for the Ottoman court, blade
inscribed in Turkish and Persian (Ottoman court languages) “I besought a
drink of water from your trenchant dagger, what if but once you should
let me drink, what would you lose? If I thirst, his dagger is not laid
Greek Bronze and Gold Short Sword and Dagger, C. 1450-1300 BC
The daggers and early swords of the Aegean Bronze Age represent some of
the most striking artifacts of the period in terms of their opulence,
craftsmanship and display of technical virtuosity. Whilst some were used
solely for ceremonial use, many were functional instruments of war,
attested by the clear developments in form, according to fighting
preferences and practices. The short sword, which developed from the
dagger, is one of the most interesting innovations of the Bronze Age,
often signifying social status in societies in which hierarchy and
one-on-one combat were primary concerns. The present dagger and short
sword probably originate from Crete, in the locality of the great
palaces at Knossos, or from Mycenae. The Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations were renowned for their wealth, richness of culture,
technical sophistication, and strong influence across the Greek world
for centuries to come. These are the weapons of the fabled heroes of
Troy, the great treasures of powerful kings like Agamemnon, who ruled
over the kingdom of Mycenae.
Designed by John M. Browning and made by Colt Manufacturing Co., engraved by Orville G. Kuhl - serial number 123711. .380ACP 7-round removable box magazine, blowback semi-automatic, gold plated with floral engravings, copper and silver details. Pretty Kuhl.
Made by Colt Manufacturing Co c.1872 and decorated by
Louis D. Nimschke for Schuyler, Hartley & Graham - serial number 3583. .38RF conversion five-round cylinder, single action, side loading gate with spring-loaded ejector rod, silver plated and gold-washed with Tiffany style grip. We’re reaching Bloodborne levels of weaponry.
I consistently have players looting conquered foes, random strangers, ruined villages, etc.. And the truth is I almost NEVER know what they’re going to find. Usually I just spout some nonsense at the top of my head and it often ends up being dull, leaving my players less likely to look for items while adventuring in the future. I created this table to help give me a guideline for random loot, and it lets players feel lucky when they roll high and find something unexpected.
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Manufactured in 1916, imported by Stoeger to the United States in 1923 - serial number 4366e. 7,65x21mm Parabellum 8-round silver-plated removable box magazine, toggle-lock short-recoil semi-automatic, gold-plated and engraved. Gold plating the toggle mechanism gives off kind of an amazing look.