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Bone Knife
Bone Knife
Category Weapons > Melee
Type Blade
Repairable With None
Size 1x2 (2 Slots)
Weight 50 g (0.11 lb)
Fragility Unknown
Absorbency Unknown
Type Normal Heavy
Health 12 18
Blood 0 0
Shock 17 25
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.1 3.3
Bleed Chance 100%
Locations Crafted
Variants None
Once sharpened, this bone has revealed itself to be a decent knife. — In-game description

The Bone Knife is a player-crafted tool that can also be used as a bladed weapon in DayZ.

As bone knives are easy to craft, even from getting bones from other survivors, they are very useful in the early game, as it allows the players to carry out early game tasks easier before they get more powerful blades. Their disadvantage is their low durability, so multiple bone knives may be needed in the early game.

Uses[ | ]

Action Details
Craft Rags Cut various articles of clothing into rags.
Open Can Open canned food. Spills 10% - 30% of the food
Harvest Dark Bark Cut bark from trees.
Harvest Long Stick Cut bushes and shrubs for long sticks and short sticks
Harvest Firewood Chop down small trees for Firewood
Remove Restraints Cut Rope and Duct Tape restraints off players.
Skinning Skin and quarter dead animals or players for meats, pelts and other resources.

Crafting[ | ]

To craft the Bone Knife, simply hold atleast two(2) bones in your hands and hold Left mouse button. Or by holding one bone in hand, pointing at any static natural rock object in the environment and holding Left mouse button.