It consisted of a sharp, curved blade attached to a wooden handle, and the arm-length weapon could be held in one or both hands, cutting through metal if used with enough force. Its blunt edge could also be used to maim, bludgeon and decapitate victims.
The Templar cross could be seen on the axe head, confirming the weapon and its user as Templar.
They resembled the Harlequin's rondel daggers, but were angled, and did not sport the Templar cross. Towards the hilt, the weapons had a curved section removed, which served to cause more damage upon removal (as a barb would), as well as providing a hook for the Hellequin to attach the weapons to the sides of her costume.
When the gunpowder-based combustion was triggered, the four-pronged mushroom-headed bolt of the gun quickly extended forward with a speed likely approaching that of a bullet. Once the bolt hit whoever it was aimed at, it would cause blunt trauma to the victim's head, fracturing their skull and killing them before it snapped back into place.
This method of killing shared similarities to one used within abattoirs to slaughter animals.
Similar to a metallic prosthetic arm, it was meant to be attached to the wielder's forearm and shoulder. Three blades were attached to the tip of the prosthetic, either to cut or act as a hand that would allow one to grab onto objects or people.
The blades could also be opened up to reveal an additional spike, protruding through the center, which was used to pierce vital organs and rupture or tear the jugular.
The claw was constructed by Gaspar de la Croix, and was delivered by Fiora Cavazza to Silvestro as a second chance, some time after Cesare Borgia ordered Micheletto Corella to remove Silvestro's left arm.
It consisted of two sharp spikes on a swivel, and though the compass was small in size, making it impractical for open combat, the spikes were capable of sinking through flesh and the marrow of bone.
The joint of the compass bore the Templar cross, marking its user amongst the Templar Order.
Resembling a spear somewhat, the Epieu was shorter, lighter and easier to maneuver, be it in combat or in transport.
Its elongated sharp tip allowed it to sink through thick parts of the body, such as the torso, neck and the upper and lower back. The looped end at the base of the epieu could be sheathed, allowing the Officer to carry it at his waist.
On the surface, it resembled an ordinary fan, commonly carried by noblewomen in the Renaissance. In the Courtesan's hands, however, the fan was a beautiful martial arts weapon, which could cause deadly harm with the grace of a dance.
The fan was constructed with thirteen metal slats that contracted to expose a series of sharp blades when opened, as well as a Templar cross. These added blades were used to lacerate limbs, inflict deep flesh wounds, and shred the necks of victims.
The sword drew down to a pointed tip and had an asymmetrical hilt, possessing a close visual resemblance to an estoc, and could be described as "titanic".
Being a heavily weighted sword, the greatsword could cause deep wounds on its victims, as well as being able to break bones with a forceful swing.
Tucking it into her bun at the back of her head, the Dama Rossa could conceal the hairpin until the time came that she needed it. It had two sharp needle-like prongs, spaced apart so that she could hold the handle in her palm with the prongs in between her fingers.
It was a large, two-handed warhammer that was used to crush body parts or choke the Blacksmith's victims, and was the only blunt weapon used by a Templar agent in the first stage of the Animi Training Program.
It consisted of a retractable blade concealed within a hilt, which was activated by a golden handle. This knife closely resembled a gravity knife, and was marked with a small Templar cross.
It was also sometimes referred to as the "Ritual Dagger".
Inverted Hidden BladeEdit
His weapons consisted of a primary rapier and a secondary parrying dagger. The rapier appeared to have a fancy handguard, and the parrying dagger consisted of a small blade with a wide hilt, useful for redirecting sword strikes.
Both of the weapons could be used in conjunction, however the Captain was more prominent with the rapier solely. Both of the swords formed the shape of a cross, the symbol of the Templar Order.
Not only was it used to shave his customers, it was also utilized to inflict slash wounds and cut the throats of the Barber's victims. He could also conceal the weapon by folding it away, in order to avoid suspicion.
A single-edged, thin blade used for stabbing or thrusting, these weapons were easily concealed and could surprise an unsuspecting victim. A small cross could be seen on the hilts of the weapons, confirming their user as a Templar.
Upon closer inspection, one could see that both of the blades were slightly bent, suggesting that they were designed for stabbing, not slicing or slashing.
Similar to the Captain's weapon, it was a thicker and heavier variant of the fencing rapier. The handle of the weapon was ornate, and the hiltguard curved around to protect the hand.
Faustina acquired the blade when she split a pair of scissors with her brother to make two weapons. She promised her brother that she would protect him, as he would protect her, though apparently this promise was broken.
The Thief concealed her weapon by tucking it underneath her large sleeves, which allowed her to remove it quickly in any situation.
A shiv, by definition, was an umbrella name for improvised weapons, like those found in prisons. A shiv could be anything from a shard of glass to a toothbrush handle with a razor blade attached to it.
Lanz's shivs consisted of a metal blade that had been knocked into wood, with some knuckle dusters attached to the handle with a cord of cloth. In his concept art, he was originally supposed to use two pairing shivs, but in the Animi Training Program, he actually used one, possessing a holster attached to his right thigh.
These knives were first used sometime during the age of the Roman Empire, and resembled modern-day trench knives.
It consisted of a very wide blade attached to an ornate handle, which held a ruby-like jewel within the pommel. As it was a short weapon, it could be quickly used to deliver deep wounds. Aesthetically, it also bore a slight resemblance to the Schiavona.
It was a Templar device worn on the forearm, which folded into a blade when extended. It was based upon, and looked similar to the Assassins' Hidden Blade.
Unlike its Assassin counterpart, the blade was never completely sheathed and split into two separate parts, before folding inwards when it was not in use. Easily concealed and silent, it was used to inflict mortal wounds on the victim's abdomen, chest, neck and back, in order to penetrate vital organs or the jugular.
It was also sometimes referred to as the "Replica Hidden Blade".
It could be used to deliver a dose of deadly poison from up close, as well as inflict deep puncture wounds on a target. It was almost identical in effect to the Poison Blade, and the handle of the Syringe formed the shape of a cross, the symbol of the Templars.