Materials Usable to Create a sword

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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #5327 by Kyle
I'm trying to assemble as complete as possible a list of materials which could be used to make a blade from. It doesn't have to just be for a sword. A blade for an axe or a knife would also be included.

So far I have the following list:
wood     - training, practice
glass    - decoration, or maybe a magical enchantment could make it strong enough not to break
bone     - historically quite ineffective, but possible
gold     - see glass
stone    - very hard to work with, and not very sharp, but probably quite durable
copper   - we still make them today
silver   - more fancy
bronze   - was the primary source of blades before iron it seems
iron     - stronger than bronze
titanium - very good durability and strength relative to its very light weight
steel    - omg yes
platinum - apparently these exist in other games at least, i don't know how effective it would be
diamond  - same as gold and glass
mithril  - gimli says 'yes plz'
obsidian - rapidly cooled lava i think? could have many sources if dragons around
Anything that could conceivably used in a medieval fantasy setting I would like to add to this list. Any assistance is required. Notice I'm including wood, glass, etc. -- things that would be highly ineffective and/or impractical but could still have a conceivable purpose.
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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #5328 by zusuk
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6 years 4 months ago #5329 by zusuk
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Here's our list of object materials:

"cotton",
"leather",
"glass",
"gold",
"organic",
"paper",
"steel",
"wood",
"bone",
"crystal",
"ether",
"adamantine",
"mithril",
"iron",
"copper",
"ceramic",
"satin",
"silk",
"dragonhide",
"burlap",
"velvet",
"platinum",
"obsidian",
"wool",
"onyx",
"ivory",
"brass",
"marble",
"bronze",
"pewter",
"ruby",
"sapphire",
"emerald",
"gemstone",
"granite",
"stone",
"energy",
"hemp",
"diamond",
"earth",
"silver",
"alchemical silver",
"cold iron",
"darkwood",

Here's a neat list of exotic materials too (from d20pfsrd.com):

Adamantine
Angelskin
Blood Crystal
Bone
Bronze
Bulette Armor
Cold Iron
Darkleaf Cloth
Darkwood
Dragonhide
Dragonskin
Eel Hide
Elysian Bronze
Fire-forged steel
Frost-forged steel
Gold
Greenwood
Griffon mane
Living steel
Mithral
Obsidian
SerpentStone
Silver, Alchemical
Silversheen
Stone
Viridium
Voidglass
Whipwood
Wyroot

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6 years 4 months ago - 6 years 4 months ago #5330 by Kyle
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Most of those are either a bit too specialized for my purposes, or they fit into existing materials.

However....


Mithril, Bronze, Obsidian added to the list. Thanks!
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6 years 4 months ago #5331 by Kyle
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Actually a few more of those could also be used.

Like, paper sword, obviously, LOL. :)

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6 years 4 months ago #5332 by zusuk
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:p

Yeah they are basically all the major materials you'll find in a normal pathfinder campaign, here is an extended list:

Asbestos Cloth
Black Seaweed
Bone
Brill (Psionic)
Copper-Plated
Coral, Chitin, and Seashells
Crystalline
Eel Hide
Glassteel
Ice
Iron, Primal
Lead-Lined
Mithral, Celestial
Shark Skin
Silk, Aranea
Silkweave
Stainless Steel
Starstone
Steel, Chthonic
Umbrite
Vulcanized Rubber
Waterwood
Whale Sinew

Also here is the page I'm getting all this stuff off of:
www.d20pfsrd.com/equipment---final/special-materials

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