Grayclaws consisted of a set of leather gauntlets that strapped to the hand fitted with brass knuckles, from which projected razor-sharp blades. They were similar to the bagh nakh wielded in some eastern lands. [note 1]
Grayclaws were a slashing weapon, lightly damaging but fast. A trained user could be dangerous in battle, and Grayclaws thieves, specialized in their use, could deliver a devastating sneak attack on their targets.
The claws had another use, in gripping surfaces while climbing, enabling to climb faster and more surely. A Grayclaws thief could use them to scale a wall with ease. However, they tended to hamper the wearer's hand movements in other areas, and they could not be donned or doffed quickly.
- ↑ The Indian bagh nakh or tiger claws were statted for 3rd edition D&D in the Arms and Equipment Guide. This also presents the nekode, a similar weapon with a bonus to climbing, and should probably be considered equivalent to grayclaws in 3rd edition.
- ↑ William W. Connors (November 1995). Wizards and Rogues of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), pp. 103, 104. ISBN 0-7869-0190-X.