For an overview of knife models in the Fallout series of games, see knife.

 
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The knife is a melee weapon in Fallout 3.

Characteristics

This weapon appears to be a rusty kitchen knife.

Durability

The knife can successfully strike about 500 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants

  • Ant's Sting - obtained by siding with the AntAgonizer in The Superhuman Gambit, Ant's Sting is slightly stronger than the regular knife, and deals poison damage over time.
  • Slasher knife - appears in Tranquility Lane and can only be obtained outside of the simulation through console commands.
  • Point Lookout (add-on) Ritual knife - even more powerful than the Ant's Sting, the ritual knife only uses 12 AP for each V.A.T.S. attack.
  • Point Lookout (add-on) Toy knife - using even less AP than the ritual knife, 10 compared to 12, the toy knife uses the lowest amount of AP for any weapon in Fallout 3. However, it does very little damage, much less than the regular knife.

Comparison

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Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondEffect damage and durationAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratio
Knife 4
123x14200.450012020
Ant's Sting 4
16+4Poison/10s3x14202.4125013030
Ritual knife Point Lookout (add-on)6
183x318121133312020
Toy knife Point Lookout (add-on)1
33x110100.220012020
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations

  • Knives can be found on random wastelanders and raiders, in kitchens of abandoned homes, hospitals and many other places across the Wastelands.

Notes

This weapon has the most unique counterparts in the entire game, with a total of 4 with all add-ons installed. However the Slasher knife is only usable in the Tranquility Lane simulation.

Sounds

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Equip
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Unequip
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