OK, so to spill the beans I was playing around with a few more concepts for some Steam Punk type weapon sets. Originally, I'd planned these just for aesthetics, but due to a series of random happy-accidents I ended up with this.
I present, a possible new concept for Artisan weaponry. Grenade Blades.
Essentially, it's a melee weapon with a barrel for explosives to be shot from.
A few notes:
Artisans can use their Grenades with any weapon they choose, because they're 'throwing' them. Ironically, I used a 1 Handed Hammer to test this mesh + texture on, and my Artisans ability to use 1H's from the STR for launchers, I ended up throwing a grenade by pleasant mistake and the whole idea formed.
A Melee weapon for Artisans that launches Grenades!
A few other points,
If you've ever looked at the 1Handed IM + Valor Passives, it sais "One Handed Weapon, Crafting Tool'.
These weapons could be marked as 'Crafting Tools', the Launcher Tree from the dealer's 'Offensive' Tab could be appended to Include 'Crafting Tools', same with the Artisan tree's AP/Etc passives.
This means the IM + Honor Passives wouldn't have to be made, The AP would be Viable along with the other offensive stats. Course I could come up with a hundred and one ways to work this into the 'Artisan Update' like having the Grenades be 'Skills' and the Accu/MP Nades be affected by CON+CHA like any other class status down, etc. But for now, I'll enjoy my happy mistake and maybe make a few more of these bad mama-jama;s.