So, waiting for clarification here before I get too involved, but would something like this be considered a dagger or a shield for purposes of weapon skill requirements?
The dagger alone is within short-weapon length requirements, and functionally complete already (i don't want to graft anything to it until I know if I can use it)
For precedence, this is modeled after an existing weapon called the Madu, as evidenced here:
It also has a larp precedent here:
Admittedly, mine is a single blade, but I would just like to know which skill would be required to wield it as intended. (IE, calling damage)
Intuition says that it would simply be considered a dagger with a large hand-guard, but it also could be construed as a buckler. The issue I find with the latter, is that if it is classified as a shield it creates some awful implications when you start discussing calling damage with the striking edges.