Beardcutter & Hobbler Description
A legendary pair of long and short blades said to be owned by the Genji clan. The smith is unknown, but they are believed to have been forged at Minmoto no Mitsunaka's order during the Heian Era. The larger blade, Higikiri in Japanese, got its name for being so exquisitely honed it can seperate an enemy from his beard before taking off his head. The smaller, known as Hizamaru, is named for its ability to sever legs with a single well-placed strike. The Hobbler is said to have been used by Minamoto no Yorimitsu on their mission to slay the demon Shuten Doji in the hills outside Kyoto, where they used it against a giant spider called the Tsuchigumo. In later centuries these swords were kept as family treasures by powerful warlords such as the Kai-Takeda clan, but their true provenance is difficult to ascertain.
Location: Where to Find Beardcutter & Hobbler
Materials Needed to Craft Beardcutter & Hobbler
- ?? x2, ?? x4, ?? x6, ?? x1
Beardcutter & Hobbler Notes & Trivia
- See Blacksmith to understand weapon inheritance and properties.
- Both of these swords are the same weapon as other weapons in the game, and thus they share the same visual design, with the main difference being the color of the weapons themselves.