Originally Posted by Wise
Yeah I don't see the need for claws. He has the side blades on his gloves if he ever needs to cut rope or block a sword.
If we're going to judge solely on practicality, the claws would take precedent over forearm gauntlets. To this day its use has been largely underutilized. And it's not exactly for lack of trying. They look great and is part "the look", but function-wise it's easily disposable.