With the splitting of the United Outer Colonies from the Yamatai Empire, there were also groups which split into off-shoot clans separate from the Motoyoshi and Ketsurui. One of the clans which separated and became its own was the Shichou Clan. Consisting of ex-samurai and former Star Army of Yamatai officers, the Shichou clan has a rich military history which has resulted in their desire to carry a blade as a symbol of their clan's heritage.
Due to the Shichou clan being such a new and undeveloped power, they found a need to commission their weapon to be developed by a third party. The Lorath Matriarchy was selected to produce their weapon due to their rich history in melee combat and their inherent technological capabilities in regard to close-range weapon development.
The Shichou Clan Dagger has been designed to be utilized in melee combat in confined spaces such as starships, buildings, and trenches. The design of the weapon has been developed to allow for a high capability for the weapon in regard to blunt-force damage, slashing damage, and stabbing damage.
Standard Blade Material: Durandium core, Nerimium overlay Standard Grip Material: Rubber-Stonethread Composite Standard Quillion, Pommel, and Handle Material: Nerimium
Standard Blade Type: Double Edged Dagger Standard Handle Type: Trench-Knife Style Knuckle-Duster, Hollow
Standard Handle Weight: .288kg, Focused Primarily In Pommel Standard Blade Weight: .297kg, Focused Primarily In Mid-Blade Standard Blade Length: 12.7cm Standard Handle Length: 11.43cm
Due to a requirement for versatility, the Shichou Clan's dagger has been designed to be able to be customized by the user in a number of ways. A majority of the dagger's versatility can primarily be attributed to long-time Lorath melee weapon design features.
|Note: Modifications for the dagger are possible due to the blade being fixed to the handle of the weapon through the use of high-strength screw threading.|
|These components are standard in all configurations|
The Shichou clan has roots which reach back into the Ketsurui Samurai. Due to these roots, the heritage has been honored and an addition-system has been designed for the Shichou dagger. Included in the quillion of the dagger is a connection system designed to allow for the hard-point connection of an extension to the dagger. The extension to the dagger can be selected by the individual Shichou, but the standard extension to the dagger has been selected to be of a 'Großes Messer' sword design.