Weapons slots on character gear - or

Would like to make an either/or suggestion… would like to see at least one of these implimented.

First choice would be a weapon slot on the equipped character gear, main hand, and off hand.

The second option would be the option to “create” a combined main hand/offhand combination item - sword shield combo, for example.
these items would remain separate in the inventory, but upon toggling the quick bar combined item, both would be drawn, and only take up 1 quick bar slot instead of 2.

would also like the option to separate the poniards and use dagger offhand combinations with other weapons.

I like that idea. Also, if understood correctly, i read about free choice of main-hand and off-hand being work in progress.