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How much would a prison shiv cost in D&D currency? I figure it would only do 1d3 damage, critical on 20 only, and have a 25% chance of breaking. I'm not sure about it being improvised or not - though it's constructed for a purpose and wielded as a weapon. 

I think 5 silver would be about right. Maybe 1 gold, max (since a dagger is 2gp). 
How much would a prison shiv cost in D&D currency? I figure it would only do 1d3 damage, critical on 20 only, and have a 25% chance of breaking. I'm not sure about it being improvised or not - though it's constructed for a purpose and wielded as a weapon. 

I think 5 silver would be about right. Maybe 1 gold, max (since a dagger is 2gp). 


A shiv is an improvised dagger, typically made of whatever you can find lying around. I'd thus say it's free. Improvised weapons include a -4 on the attack roll; given how a shiv is also used I'd give it a +4 on Sleight of Hand checks made to hide or feint with it.

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A prizon shiv would likely cost you at least a small pouch of tobacco, or whatever is available to trade with in such an invironment, perhaps some other -ahem- favor. coin is often denied to prisoneers because it is a means to escape (bribe guards and buy suplies after escaping)

  
 
How much would a prison shiv cost in D&D currency? I figure it would only do 1d3 damage, critical on 20 only, and have a 25% chance of breaking. I'm not sure about it being improvised or not - though it's constructed for a purpose and wielded as a weapon. 

I think 5 silver would be about right. Maybe 1 gold, max (since a dagger is 2gp). 


A shiv is an improvised dagger, typically made of whatever you can find lying around. I'd thus say it's free. Improvised weapons include a -4 on the attack roll; given how a shiv is also used I'd give it a +4 on Sleight of Hand checks made to hide or feint with it.



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