New to animation and game design, how would go about animating character to be able to have different items in each hand

Hello I am new and trying to teach myself things but was hoping to get some insight from someone who’s done it before.

I am animating my main character for multiple stances and situations but am curious about how to deal with his hands because I need the character to be able to be unarmed or have a weapon in only one hand or in both hands, whatever the player chooses. But how do I set up my character to be able to do that?

I am trying to keep my project in blueprint only if possible. Thank you for any help you can provide

Is there anyone who could please give me some direction about this I’d really appreciate it.