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Note: this page covers the Standalone version of DayZ; for information on the Mod, see Mod:Hunting Knife.

Hunting Knife
Category Weapons > Melee
Type Blade
Repairable With Sharpening Stone
Size 1x3 (3 Slots)
Weight 200 g (0.44 lb)
Fragility 0.1%
Absorbency 0%
Type Normal Heavy
Health 15 20
Blood 100 100
Shock 17 25
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.2 3.3
Bleed Chance 100%
Locations Hunting
Rarity Common
Variants None
This hunting knife is used during hunting to skin animals and cut up the meat. — In-game description

The Hunting Knife is a bladed melee weapon and multipurpose tool in DayZ. The Hunting Knife, along with the Combat Knife and the Steak Knife, has the distinctive ability to be stored inside of Military Boots, saving inventory space or, if used as the primary melee weapon, making the player's profile smaller. This ability, combined with its solid damage output and multiple uses as a tool, make the Hunting Knife one of the best melee weapons in the game.

Uses[ | ]

Action Details
Cut Rags Cut various articles of clothing into rags
Open Can Open canned food. Spills 0% - 20% of the food
Cut Sticks Chop down shrubs and bushes for sticks
Cut Bark Cut bark from trees
Remove Restraints Remove certain types of restraints from players
Shave Shave facial hair
Skinning Skin and quarter dead animals or players for meats, pelts and other resources
Suicide Commit suicide by stabbing one's throat.

Trivia[ | ]

  • The knifes in game model is based off the British Army "MOD" pattern survival knife
  • The Hunting Knife was mentioned in the changelog of 0.49 but wasn't introduced into the game until 0.52.