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|Featured In||Mistborn Era 1|
”I'm Preservation. The knife ... I haven’t actually drawn it in millennia. You speak of acting like [Ruin], as he pretended I would act! It’s horrible!
When Vin and Elend Venture arrived at the Well of Ascension, Kelsier suggested that Leras stab Elend with the knife to try to encourage Vin to use the power of the Well to heal Elend rather than accidentally release it to Ruin. When, as a result of Preservation's influence on his mind, Leras proved unable to do so, Kelsier grabed his arm and slashed the knife across Elend's stomach. Despite his inability to use the weapon, Leras still reached for it when Kelsier made a fist at him. Leras does not need to actually draw the knife; he instead reaches for it on his belt, after which his hand shimmers and then the knife appears.
It is unclear what happened to the knife after Leras's death. His body appeared in the ash outside Fadrex City; it is possible the knife was with that corpse. If that is the case, it may well be gone, as Sazed did not do anything with the bodies of Ati and Leras during his Ascension.
- Brandon has RAFO'd whether or not waving the knife over a candle would cause the candle to light, and whether or not the knife is a kind of Shardblade.
|Mistborn Era 1|
The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages
|Characters||Vin · Kelsier · Sazed · Elend Venture · Marsh · Spook · Breeze · Ham · Clubs · Dockson · Straff Venture · Zane · Ashweather Cett · Tindwyl · Allrianne Cett · TenSoon · Yomen · Quellion · The Lord Ruler · Alendi · Kwaan|
|Places||Final Empire · The Dominances · Luthadel · Kredik Shaw · Pits of Hathsin · Kandra Homeland · Urteau · Fadrex City · Tathingdwen|
|Ethnicities and Species||Skaa · Nobles · Terrismen · Inquisitors · Koloss · Kandra · Mistwraiths · Southern Scadrians|
|Organizations||Skaa rebellion · Steel Ministry · Keepers (the Synod) · Worldbringers|
|Mythology||The Deepness · Terris Prophecies · Well of Ascension|
|Era 1 books||Mistborn: The Final Empire · The Well of Ascension · The Hero of Ages |
(The Eleventh Metal · Mistborn: Secret History)
|Era 2 books||The Alloy of Law · Shadows of Self · The Bands of Mourning · The Lost Metal |
(Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania)
|Shards||Preservation · Ruin · Harmony|
|History||Classical Scadrial · Final Empire · Catacendre · Elendel · Southern Scadrian|
|Magic||Metallic Arts (Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy) · Metalborn · Mistborn · Misting · Savant · Ferring · Twinborn · Compounding · Atium · Lerasium · Ettmetal|
|Other Media||Mistborn Adventure Game · Mistborn: Birthright · Mistborn film · Mistborn: House War|
|Shards||Ambition · Autonomy · Cultivation · Devotion · Dominion · Endowment · Harmony · Honor · Invention · Mercy · Odium · Preservation · Ruin · Valor · Whimsy · Survival Shard|
|Planets||Ashyn · Braize · First of the Sun · Nalthis · Obrodai · Roshar · Scadrial · Sel · Taldain · Threnody · Vax · Yolen|
|Terms||Adonalsium · Sliver · Splinter · Realmatic Theory · Investiture · Connection · Identity · Fortune · Intention · Initiation · Perpendicularity · Worldhopper · Spiritweb · Resonance · Axon|
|Other||Hoid · Khriss · Seventeenth Shard · Ire · Shattering · Letters · Silverlight|