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Butterfly sword

Source Ultimate Equipment pg. 18 (Amazon), Ultimate Combat pg. 1 (Amazon)

Statistics

Cost 20 gp Weight 1 lb.
Damage 1d3 (small), 1d4 (medium); Critical 19-20/x2; Range —; Type S; Special monk
Category Light; Proficiency Martial

Description

These short matching swords come in pairs, cleverly nested together to appear as a single blade. Both weapons can be drawn at the same time, and they can be separated as a free action and wielded in both hands to make wickedly effective chops and slashes. Their thin, broad blades extend just 1 foot in length. A butterfly sword has a hardwood grip covered with braided cord, and a metal D-shaped guard to protect the wielder’s hand. The listed price is for a pair of butterfly swords. Masterwork butterfly swords cost 320 gp for the pair. If you add magical enhancement bonuses or properties to a butterfly sword, treat each sword in the pair as a separate weapon (for example, adding a +1 magical enhancement bonus to a pair of masterwork butterfly swords costs 4,000 gp).