Rogue
Asset. Hand

Item. Weapon. Melee. Illicit.

Cost: 1. XP: 2.
Test Icons:

Fast.

Fight. You get +2 for this attack. If you succeed by 2 or more, this attack deals +1 damage.

The Essex County Express #152.
Switchblade
Reviews

I've had the privilege of trying the upgraded Switchblade in several games recently, and it is a really neat weapon. It's got the good points of the basic one - it's fast, so you can get it played in an emergency quickly, and it's cheap. However, it's got +2, so you actually stand a reasonable chance of doing extra damage.

Basically, it's like a .41 Derringer, but fast, cheaper, and not limited for ammunition. Compared to one of my other favourite weapons, the fine Machete, it's cheaper, a bit more likely to do damage, but more chancy about doing extra damage. It's also still useful if you're engaged with more than one enemy.

The only down side - it costs 2 XP. Each. It's a bit of an investment of experience. But otherwise, it's probably the best weapon available (as of the Essex County Express). "Skids" O'Toole and Jenny Barnes are both awesome with it. Something like a Beat cop would fit nicely too, making that extra damage just a smidgen more likely. It's likely to be my weapon-of-choice for rogues for a while...

AndyB 295
Agreed. Worth clarifying that if you start with switchblades, it will only cost 2XP to upgrade them both (L0 cards are considered to have a minimum cost of 1XP when upgrading). Better yet, you can instead start with 2x Knives and then with 3XP you can purchase Adaptable and swap both knives out for 2x L0 Switchblades and then immediately upgrade them into 2x L2 Switchblades. — ADHiDef 968
"Worth clarifying that if you start with switchblades, it will only cost 2XP to upgrade them both (L0 cards are considered to have a minimum cost of 1XP when upgrading)." This is not true: https://twitter.com/NatsunoYoru/status/797879584129744897 — gumek 1
I stand corrected. — ADHiDef 968