A weapon of the Mantis-kinden, this consists of a metal gauntlet with an attached blade. It was designed during the Days of Lore to mimic the attack of the mantids wild cousins. The blade is on a hinge and there is a handle that permits the wearer to move it from being held flat along the forearm to out in front of the hand. The point and inside edge are sharpened. The fighting style is unusual and close-ranged, but the Claw is deadly in the hands of a skilled user. The most well-known claw-wielder in the series is Tisamon, but it has also been seen carried by a number of un-named mantids from Felyal and the Ancient League.