Before the Five Rings
- Weapons made of iron are represented by the Iron keyword.
- After striking a target with a Reduction Rating of 3 or greater, reduce the DR of the weapon by 1k0.
- If a medium or large size iron weapon inflicts more than 40 Wounds in a single attack, its blade bends from the force. Reduce the DR of the weapon by 1k1.
- The DR of an iron weapon can be repaired by using the Craft: Weaponsmithing skill. Restoring 1k0 of lost DR is a TN 15 Roll and requires 30 minutes and the use of a water stone. Repairing 0k1 of lost DR requires a forge and uses the Basic Crafting Rules presented in the L5R BRB, but always uses hours as the Units of Time Required for Crafting.