The Black Swordsman (Episode 1)
Easy to mount on Guts' mechanical arm, it shoots a volley of arrows from a large magazine mounted vertically on top of the crossbow by simply turning a crank. The weapon reveals its usefulness when Guts has to face a large number of enemies, especially human soldiers or hordes of monsters.
Rickert perfected the crossbow during the short stay of Guts at Godot's mountain hut shortly before he left for Albion's temple, decreasing its bulk and adding a new magazine with a collapsible bellows.
Guts uses the repeater crossbow extensively until he acquires the Berserker Armor.
- The weapon is based on a Chinese weapon known as the Chu-ko-nu, a repeating crossbow that operates in much the same fashion.
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