This weapon overcomes Damage Reduction as a silver weapon.
Because it is made of pure silver, there is risk of damaging the weapon if it is used against an opponent wearing metal armor (ringmail or better), or a creature with natural armor or hide that is equally tough.
This silver shortsword was found among the stored treasures of the halfling kidnapper Branko Gobbet. The vicious little creature hid this weapon among his prized collection of wealth, a hoard of silver coins. Branko is unlikely to have used the weapon, though, as he preferred to manipulate others into performing all but his worst crimes for him.