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Giant's Knife

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Giant's Knife
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Game(s)
Other media Hyrule Warriors
Cost(s) 200 Rupees
Comparable Item(s) Biggoron's Sword

The Giant's Knife is a recurring weapon in the The Legend of Zelda series, first appearing in Ocarina of Time.

Location and Uses

Giant's Knife sprite from Ocarina of Time 3D

In order to obtain the Giant's Knife in Ocarina of Time, Link must open Medigoron's shop with his Bombs as a child. When spoken to as a child, Medigoron tells the young hero that he is working on "something really cool," but that it will take five to six years to complete.[1] When Link returns as an adult, the Giant's Knife will be finished,[2] and it may be purchased for 200 Rupees.[3]

Broken Giant's Knife sprite from Ocarina of Time 3D

The Giant's Knife greatly resembles the Biggoron's Sword, however the blade will entirely break off after 8 hits or if Link strikes a wall,[4] turning it into the "Broken Giant's Knife." The Broken Sword can still be used but will only have 1/4 the power of the fixed version. While wielding the Broken Sword, the Spin Attack cannot be used.

The Giant's Knife can only be used by Link as an adult and must be held with two hands, thereby precluding the use of a Shield.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors



The Giant's Knife appears as Impa's starting weapon in Hyrule Warriors. It does not resemble the Giant's Knife from Ocarina of Time, instead more resembling an actual giant-sized knife. It was crafted by the finest Goron smithy and is strenuous for Humans to use, despite its raw power.[5] It is obtained after completing the first chapter.

By pressing the Strong Attack button, Impa can dash into enemies.[6]

Trivia

  • Strangely, if Link were to avoid ever obtaining a Giant's Knife and then were to instead skip to getting the Biggoron's Sword, Medigoron will still talk to Link as if he has a working, non-broken Giant's Knife even though it is in fact a Biggoron's Sword.
  • Ocarina of Time contains unused text for the Giant's Knife, meant to be displayed when it is exchanged for the Biggoron's Sword, provided that Link possesses the Giant's Knife. The final version makes no mention of the replacement, and instead the Giant's Knife is simply discarded.[7] This text is used in Ocarina of Time 3D, however.
  • The Giant's Knife, alongside with the Deku Stick, are the first items in the series that will break or wear down after regular use. It is succeeded by the Razor Sword and the items Link can obtain in Breath of the Wild.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Giant's Knife Broken Giant's Knife
Canada FrenchCA Lame des géants (OoT3D) Lame des géants brisée (OoT3D)
Federal Republic of Germany German Langschwert Langschwert (gebrochen)
Italian Republic Italian Spada del gigante Spada rotta dei goron
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Daga gigante (OoT3D) Daga gigante quebrada (OoT3D)

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References

  1. "I'm working on something really cool right now! But I think it's going to take a while... If you can wait five or six years, it should be ready. OK?" — Medigoron (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "I just completed a small weapon. How about it..." — Medigoron (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "How about buying this knife for 200 Rupees?" — Medigoron (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "It looks like there is a problem with its durability... But still..." — Medigoron (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "A sword created by the finest Goron smithy who ever lived. It slices deep but requires immense strength to wield." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  6. "Press the Strong Attack button to quickly dash into enemies!" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  7. "You traded the Giant's Knife for the Biggoron's Sword! This blade was forged by a master smith and won't break!" — Unused Text (Ocarina of Time)
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