A bow is a pre-Rusty weapon that is made of a piece of flexible wood and a rope or string.


Main article: Specials (book)

In Specials, the Cutters are ambushed by the New Smoke using these weapons, but instead of using traditional arrows, they use shock sticks. Shock sticks are strong enough to knock a Special unconscious if directly hit. When the bow launches a shock stick at something, like the ground, the impact releases electrical discharge that looks like a small web of lightning. 

Tally and Shay agree that using bows and arrows in an ambush is very unlike the Smoke they used to know.