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.