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Grayclaws were a set of claw-like weapons favored by the Grayclaws thieves' guild of Tantras, who took their name from these blades.


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.


A set of grayclaws typically cost 3 gold pieces, though they were rarely available on the open market.[1]



  1. 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.

See AlsoEdit


  1. William W. Connors (November 1995). Wizards and Rogues of the Realms. (TSR, Inc), pp. 103, 104. ISBN 0-7869-0190-X.

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