Question regarding secondary crafting/gathering tools (off-hand) -
Are the stats on your secondary crafting tool always in effect as long as it is equipped are they only in effect when you are actually using your secondary tool to craft/gather?
I made an Iron Needle for myself when I had Blacksmith high enough just so I can level weaver a bit as I picked up moko grass and cotton bolls while fighting/gathering/etc and repair my Tarred Walking Hat with straw I pick up. I haven't picked up a secondary weaving tool yet partly due to inventory space always being tight. So I am wondering if having a secondary tool equipped helps at all if you're doing primary tool crafting/gathering.