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Red Dead Redemption 2: where to find the pirate sword and tricorn hat

It seems like there are more melee weapons hidden around the wild west than six-shooters, and this one's saltier than Uncle's britches.

One of the coolest weapons we've found in Red Dead Redemption 2 is the Broken Pirate Sword. And what are pirates if not just cowboys of the sea? It's handy in a fight and makes a change from all those clunky shotguns.

It's almost as cool as the Viking axe that you can find elsewhere on the map, but not quite as cool as the ram skull mask you can wear.

To find the Broken Pirate Sword you'll want to head to Saint Denis. Look out from the long train bridge to the southwest towards a small cluster of islands.

You'll find the sword in a boat on this cluster of islands.

You're going to be looking for a dilapidated boat. But before you go, be sure to hitch your horse somewhere safe. There are a lot of alligators here, small and large, and they will scare your horse until it bucks you off. And the last thing you want is for your trusted steed to become gator food.

Make sure you're armed with something like the shotgun too, because if they attack they're quick and deadly.

Head down through the swamp from island to island and you'll find the boat, with a skull of its previous owner, sticking up from the floor.

Now, to complete the look, you're going to want to get the pirate's tricorn hat. For this, you need to row out to the large island in Flat Iron Lake. You need to have a boat purchased through the camp, which will cost you $360.

Row out there and you'll find the big pirate ship on the north of the island - you can't miss it. Search inside to find the tricorn hat, to complete your Commodore Norrington cosplay.

Aiming to reach 100% completion, or want to get some perfect pelts? Check out our ultimate Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for tips and tricks.

You can also find our Red Dead Online guide here, with tips and tricks to get you started in the single-player story missions and multiplayer modes, character customisation, as well as the three new Frontier Pursuits.

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