Fillet Blade (Chinese: 吃虎鱼刀 "Tigerfish Fillet") is a Liyue sword.
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It was said that the Ticker Fish was a favorite among the people of Liyue.
As word caught on, somehow Ticker became Tiger.
Now, the real Ticker Fish is hard to come by,
but Tiger Fish fillets have become synonymous with delicious fish for the people of Liyue.
- Kazuha is seen wielding this weapon in the 1.6 livestream, in his character demo and in Collected Miscellany - "Kaedehara Kazuha: Free Spirit" | Genshin Impact, likely because of its resemblance to a katana, befitting his status as a wandering samurai.
- The Chinese version of the weapon's description contains a pun that is difficult, if not impossible, to retain in other languages:
- Grilled Tiger Fish is 烤吃虎鱼 "Broiled Consuming [Chi] Tigerfish", while the dish's original name, Grilled Ticker Fish, is 烤螭虎鱼 "Broiled Hornless-Dragon [Chi] Tigerfish". 吃 chī, "eating, consuming" is a homophone of 螭 chī, "hornless dragon". The word 螭 is also used for Chi, the dragon spoken about in the World Quest The Chi of Yore, and in the Chinese name of Serpent Spine (Chinese: 螭骨剑 "Hornless-Dragon [Chi] Spine Sword").
- The area of Liyue Harbor known as Chihu Rock (Chinese: 吃虎岩) was likely named after the dish.
- The sword may be inspired by yútóudāo (Chinese: 鱼头刀), literally meaning "fish-head blades," a modern term given to a type of Chinese single-edged swords mainly used during the Ming period (1368–1644).