HS-PD1-W755/01 were originally developed to facilitate climbing in the armor. During field testing it was found that the claws could also be used during close combat. The claws extend 12.7 cm or 5 in and are curved. The Gitai are made of Saemâqi (Star Metal); they can penetrate most surfaces enough to achieve a hand hold. Obviously the harder the substance the more force has to be applied.
When not needed the claws retract into the fingers.
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.