The DM can rule that magical weapons (particularly swords, daggers, and +3 or
greater items) shed light and can't be concealed when drawn. However, a magical
sword should never glow until the wielder is aware of its magical
properties—the light-giving property of a weapon should never be used as an excuse to
identify a magical item. Note that the flame tongue, frost brand, holy avenger, life stealing, and sharpness swords have special properties with regard to light. These are dealt with in
the individual weapon descriptions.
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