Crystal Ice Stiletto
Aura moderate transmutation; CL 11th
Slot none; Price 12,500 gp; Weight 1 lbs
This item looks like a beautiful cylinder made of mammoth ivory, crystal and silver. The cylinder fits comfortably in the hand and it is cool to the touch even on the hottest of days.

As long as the crystal ice stiletto is carried, the bearer gains a +1 resistance bonus to saves against fire and heat. Once per day, when touched to a liquid and the command phrase, “cold as death” is spoken, it freezes the liquid into a blade (this is a free action). The weapon has the following abilities, depending on how long it has been in existence:

• First round: +3 keen wounding dagger
• Second round: +3 wounding dagger
• Third round: +3 dagger
• Fourth round: +2 dagger
• Fifth and sixth rounds: +1 dagger
• Seventh through tenth rounds: masterwork dagger

After the tenth round, the blade melts away. While it exists, it is only useful as a melee weapon, it cannot be effectively thrown.

For obvious reasons, these items are prized by assassins and others who prefer to conceal the fact that they are armed.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, cone of cold, fabricate, ray of frost; Cost 6,250 gp