A barbazu beard is an intimidating helm with a full facemask wrought to look like a snarling barbazu’s head. Extending from the chin area of the face guard is a razor-sharp blade much like an actual barbazu’s beard, usually 8 inches long but sometimes longer.
Description: A barbazu beard can be used as an off-hand weapon that requires no hands to use; thus, a warrior could combine use of a barbazu beard with a two-handed weapon.
Attacking with a barbazu beard provokes an attack of opportunity. Because it is so close to the wearer’s face, using a barbazu beard against creatures harmful to touch (such as fire elementals and acidic oozes) has the same risks as using a natural weapon or unarmed strike against these creatures.
Pathfinder Chronicles – Cheliax: Empire of Devils Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC Authors: Jonathan H. Keith, Colin McComb, Steven E. Schend, Leandra Christine Schneider, and Amber E. Scott