Well it would work in a world where the ICA operate less as a spy agency and more as a market facilitator.
Which I feel is the aftermath of what The Constant has termed “recent fiascos”. The ICA essentially took everyone’s money: Both from Friends and Enemies of Providence, was found out, and as a result “appear very unprofessional”. IAGO and other groups certainly feel naked as of late - one assassin basically upended the lot of them and everything they do (and everyone they kill) seems to be getting discovered.
The solution is that there could be one (or a few more) providers of tools meant to never give you away.
And they would have to be the best tools available, totally untraceable.
The ICA, or IAGO, would be reticent to see a receipt written out in their name. So instead they would tell you: “Go to Kruger and get what you need. You didn’t get it from us. Do a good job and you will be richer than what you had to spend.” Clean break. Total deniability.
This also justifies btw why Silent Assassin is valued above all and pays you the best. Because of “recent fiascos” the ICA do not want to be implicated at all if their assassins and handlers (or themselves) decide to conduct business that is not to-the-letter. You are paid premium to be a ghost.
Thanks to Kruger Schmidt there will be no more accusations of: “We found the shell of an ICA Taser device on the location… this is YOUR work, ICA.”
ICA can now say: “We don’t make these things anymore! It could be anyone!”
Even if you mess up, only you pay the penalty. Kruger’s untraceable work and special features means that even if you left a warzone behind using his master crafted munitions, ballistics and weapons analysis would be useless and would never lead back to you. If it doesn’t lead back to you, it never leads back to whoever you worked for.
Business unusual becomes business as-usual. But the only one who pays the penalty for excess noise is you. It is fair and businesslike.
However, as an equal market enabler? Kruger would offer weapons to you, your friends, and your enemies.