Retractable blades

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Retractable blades

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:23 am

I've been trying to look for quotes on retractable blades, specifically the kind where one is worn on the wrist. I think Inigo Skimmer had one in the Fifth Elephant, though not sure. I know someone was seen with it (velvet on one side). But also I remember some line about them being a fool's weapon, or banned by the assassin's or something like that in a different book. I'm trying to remember the first reference to them.
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Re: Retractable blades

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:50 am

I think Inigo Skimmer had the single shot crossbow . . . :think:
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Re: Retractable blades

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:44 am

And the hat with pennies. and I know he had a palm dagger, though don't know if it was retractable.
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Re: Retractable blades

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:01 pm

I thought it was Willikins who said that his gang favoured the hat with the pennies.
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Re: Retractable blades

Postby tmoh » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:30 pm

I vaguely remember them cropping up in one or two other books, but there's definitely a mention of retractable wrist knives in Night Watch:

[Gerald "Ferret" Leastaways] twisted out of Vimes's grip, and there were a couple of sliding metallic noises in the gloom. Wrist knives, thought Vimes. Even Assassins think they're an idiot's weapon.
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Re: Retractable blades

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:51 pm

Thanks. that was the quote I was thinking of.
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