Also known simply as "tiger's claws," this weapon consists of a
crossbar held in the palm of the hand, with long, sharp "claws"
the protrude from between the user's fingers. It can also take the form of
brass knuckles with spikes on top.
This weapon's statistics can also be used for the shuko, a ninja weapon
consisting of a metal plate that wraps around the palm and has spikes
protruding out of the palm area. In addition to being weapons, shuko were
used by ninja as climbing tools; wearing a shuko reduces the difficulty of
any climbing attempt by 1 (or 2, if one is worn on each hand). However,
wearing a shuko prevents the character from using that hand to grasp
anything that he doesn't want to puncture.