Paired: A gear special rule. Paired weapons are two identical weapons that can be used as one. Add the speed of the second weapon when attacking with the first. These weapons must have the same name, and both be in your gear grid.
The glossary in the back is overpowered and will be your best friend when figuring out all the nuances of this awesome game.
To expand on this Always check to see if there is something about every single keyword on gear with the glossary.
Otherwise you may miss things like Sentient.
Also in regards to Paired weapons, there is some interesting stuff that happens when you combine them with Blood Paint (from the Screaming Antelope).
Indeed, 'Slow', 'Sharp' and 'Deadly' can seriously buff or nerf your gear and it's so easy to overlook. It's good to have your own checklist and run through it before performing actions and taking damage.