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For an overview of spear models appearing in the Fallout series, see Spear.
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The throwing knife spear is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.


The throwing knife spear is similar in shape and design to the knife spear, except it has only one cosmic knife aerodynamically tied to the end.

Throwing knife spears are used to create and maintain the knife spear.



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Knife spear Gametitle-FNV DM20
37.9x1.5 limb Icon damage1.89x120351.1199535518.3252
Knife spear clean Gametitle-FNV DM25
47.4x3 limb Icon damage1.89x1.225351.4199535518.3252
Throwing knife spear Gametitle-FNV DM42
20.2x2 limb Icon damage0.48x14228349950.652538.5251
Throwing spear 50
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


They are plentiful in the Villa. They are carried by ghost harvesters who use them as their main weapon. Each ghost harvester yields 5 of them upon death.


  • Compared to standard throwing spears, throwing knife spears have a slightly higher weight and lower damage. However, throwing knife spears have a high (2x) limb damage modifier, while standard throwing spears lack any limb damage bonus.
  • Throwing knife spears can be used to repair both knife spears and knife spears clean. Owing to the thrown weapon's high health, as well as normally being found in perfect condition, this will repair either of the melee weapons to perfect condition.
  • They are limited upon return to the Mojave.
  • They can be successfully coated in Cloud Kiss (or any other poison) to provide additional damage over time.
  • When thrown in a first person view outside the Sierra Madre, the spear will have a trail of the cloud.
  • Even though it is classified as a "throwing spear," it cannot be used toward the GRA challenge "You Don't Belong In This World!"
  • Throwing knife spear is marked as a "Player Only" weapon, meaning it cannot be given to companions for use.
  • Throwing knife spears are not affected by the Loose Cannon trait.


PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If thrown by the player while crouching and on top of a bear trap, it will explode. [verified]

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