The NecroMech Dossier Core Manual April 2018 - Page 136
“Big Joe” Crossbow
A crossbow is a rarely used weapon in the modern age of firearms. But in
special circumstances specialized crossbows have found a niche. Assassination.
The Big Joe 5 crossbow has been developed by the OSS to be used for silent,
flash-less, highly accurate, longer range kills. The compact design uses a
rigid triangular frame, suspending an array of elastic rubber bands, attached to a
body roughly the size of a large handgun, with a hinged stock; ideal for concealment.
A major advantage comes in its ability you use custom bolts.
"Little Joe" Pistol Crossbow
As with the “Big Joe” this pistol crossbow is
powered by powerful rubber bands. Using a shorter,
and again potentially custom bolt, this weapon was
a silent killer at more modest range.
A forerunner of the Fairbairn–Sykes
dagger this knife has approximately a
5” blade, and in normal circumstances
a Chinese boxwood or ebony handle, and
brass ferrule. Most often paired with an
upside-down sheath for faster presentment of
the weapon via a downward draw. Replacement
hilts using ivory and bone are not uncommon
with the emphasis on balancing to improve short range throwing accuracy.