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. Shanghai Knife 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. Page 136