Kobold Press has delighted the literature student in me once again. Previously I've discussed mentioned their items from Dante's Inferno. In Milton & Magic: Mythical Items from English Literature the folks give us a few barbarian items inspired by Samson Agonistes. The article gives us two magic items.
The first is the Sword of Bone (aka the jaw bone of an ass that Samson slew an army of Philistines with). It's a great club that deals massive damage and makes its wielder (understandably more intimidating). The second is the Lock of Hair. This wondrous item contains some of Samson's might and enhanced the wielders barbaric abilities.
I really enjoyed both of these items and hope Kobold Press continues with this literary trend. Who knows, perhaps I could even get in on it and stat some literary items and monsters. Any suggestions?