a slivery blade with a barbed hook at the end the blade shineing red as the light hits it
A sketch pad for casting powerful magic, if you can use it. How many uses for bunnies can you think of?
A rather odd item that just a little bit morbid
The size and number of knots in hair, tied around neck, or hanging from belt could signify family, importance, worship, guild affiliations. Being able to translate the meaning of the size and placement of knots can give you a a large understanding of who somebody is.
May be used in a more barbaric society. Where in cities peoples clothes and crests show who they are, barbarians have no need for this so use knots.