English Thieves’ Cant and Slang
Profanity makes everything better
Bits and pieces and other
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2. Historical Manuals (look for the Dagger sections)
- Fiore Dei Liberi, Italy, 15th c. | Video: Fiore dei Liberi’s Dagger Remedy Master 1
- Philippo di Vadi, Italy, 15th c.
- Codex Guelf, Germany, 16th c. (PDF p.118- and p.164-)
- Paulus Kal, Germany, 15th c. (dagger section here)
- Peter Falkner, Germany, 15th c.
- Nuremberg Group, Germany, 15th c.
- Die Blume des Kampfes, Germany, 15th c.
- Andres Lignitzer, Germany, 15th c. (PDF link) | Video: Lignitzer’s Dagger: 7 plays in 7 minutes
- Paulus Hector Mair, Germany, 16th c. (I’ve started posting the dagger section here bit by bit, but it’s incomplete) | Video: Historical Dagger Fighting: Paulus Hector Mair
- Video: Daggers of Codex Wallerstein
- List of fencing manuals with a dagger section
- A Collected Reference of Sources in the Bolognese Tradition (PDF p.30-)
- Manual of the Baratero: The Art of Handling the Navaja, the Knife, and the Scissors of the Gypsies, Spain, 19th c. (PDF in Spanish) | illustrations | footwork
3. General Typology and Terminology
4. Specific Knives and Daggers
baselard, bichuwa, bollock knife, bowie knife, butterfly knife, chilanum, cinquedea, cretan knife, dagger, dirk, ear dagger, folding knife, gaucho knife, gile, haladie, jambiya, kard, katar, khanjar, khanjarli, khyber knife, kindjal, knife, koummya, kris, kukri, main gauche (parrying dagger), messer, navaja, nozh, peeche kathi, pesh-kabz, pichoq, push dagger, qama, rondel, tanto, throwing knives, trident dagger, seax, shiv, stiletto, switchblade, yatagan, zirah-bouk
…and how to stab.
“If you can’t find a trap with your eyes, you’ll eventually find it with your hit points.”
Trap Design, Rules, and Tips
[links in brackets [+] are to articles republished for archival purposes]
For other systems see:
[This is largely a compendium of compendiums, in that I gathered all the relevant tumblr posts I had, and then nicked the lists from Giant In The Playground, En World, D&D Wiki, and The Three Hs of Gaming. Please give credit to the original compilers (and creators, obviously), and be advised that homebrew material varies wildly in terms of balance and the like. Check community feedback where available.
This Masterpost will NOT be maintained, it’s just a snapshot. For newer creations, check out the linked lists and dig around.]
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