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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.



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 secondBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Knife spear Dead Money20
37.9x1.5 limb Damage1.89x120351.1199535518.3252
Knife spear clean Dead Money25
47.4x3 limb Damage1.89x1.225351.4199535518.3252
Throwing knife spear Dead Money42
20.2x2 limb 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.


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