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The Cutlass is a secret weapon from the Tinkers' Construct mod that requires a bit of searching in order to construct, as the weapon's pattern is not normally craftable.
The Cutlass is crafted using a Tool Station. It requires a sword blade, tool rod, and a full guard. The Full Guard pattern can only be found inside pattern chests spawned in special NPC village houses. The player can create it on any tab that has at least 3 slots, but the easiest way to create it is to go under any sword tab and build it like normal.
The Cutlass has hidden abilities that are not shown on the item's stats from either the Tool Station or the Tool Forge. It has the ability to deal 10% extra critical hit damage on critical strikes, and can also cause critical hits just by standing/running, and does not require jumping. The vanilla jumping critical strike will still trigger properly, and the damage is also increased by 10%. It is unknown what the percentage chance of doing a non-jump critical, but it is believed to be 10% as well.
Blocking while using the Cutlass and taking damage from any source (IE: drowning, suffocation, mobs, etc.) will also bestow a 3-second Speed II boost. This boost does not stack on itself and will reset the timer back to 3 seconds for every hit taken. If a Potion of Speed or Speed II is active while the player takes damage while guarding, the potion's time limit is unaffected, and the Speed II buff from the Cutlass is not added.
- The Cutlass, if created via command or added by NEI, will not deal any damage, and have multicolored-square icon (like all TC items obtained through /give). However, if crafted in a Tool Station or Tool Forge, it will act like it should. While this is often referred to as a bug, the resulting icon and effects are dealt with by custom means through Tinkers' Construct and do not follow standard vanilla Minecraft methods of defining damage, appearance, etc.
- The Cutlass is one of 3 'secret' weapons, and the only one craftable.
- The Cutlass is the only Tinker's Construct weapon to require a pattern that needs to be found, not created.