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Combat knife (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of combat knifes in the Fallout series, see combat knife.
Combat knife
Combat knife
Combat knife icon
Requirements
skillMelee Weapons
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
7 (12.4)
DPS
21 (37.1)
crit dmg
13
crit % mult
x3
attacks/sec
3AP17
Other
weight1value
50
item HP450
repair
Combat knives
base id00004326
xx003f44(sim version)
xx0125f6 (point lookout)
 
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The combat knife is a melee weapon in Fallout 3.

CharacteristicsEdit

The military issue combat knife is a rather common melee weapon in Fallout 3. It is affected by the melee damage bonus from Strength. It is one of the better low-level melee weapons, and can get around 3-4 strikes in V.A.T.S., even with a reasonable number of AP and a fast swing speed outside of V.A.T.S. However, it has extremely short reach, about that of an unarmed weapon. With 10 Luck, it becomes an extremely potent weapon that will critically hit almost once every 4 to 5 hits.

The combat knife itself has a single edge with a clipped point, with a serrated edge on the back. It is of the standard Bowie shape and it may have been modeled off the real-world KA-BAR military issue knife.

The combat knife has the highest value-to-weight ratio of any non-unique melee weapon in the game.

DurabilityEdit

The combat knife can successfully strike about 1286 times from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

  • Occam's Razor - A slightly stronger version of the combat knife, wielded by Talon Commander Jabsco.
  • Stabhappy - Stabhappy shares all of its stats with Occam's Razor, but has two principle differences. Firstly, the raider that holds it respawns, allowing multiple copies to be obtained. Secondly, it deals an additional 50% damage to limbs.
  • Trench knife Operation: Anchorage (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 OA - The trench knife's stats are identical to the regular combat knife. The only difference is a unique "knuckle-duster" skin.
  • Sim version combat knife Operation: Anchorage (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 OA - A sim-only version of the weapon which differs only in health (essentially non-degrading).
  • Sim version trench knife Operation: Anchorage (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 OA - A sim-only version of the weapon which differs only in health (essentially non-degrading).
  • Swampfolk combat knife Point Lookout (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 PL - A non-playable version of the weapon used only by Point Lookout's swampfolk, this version has identical stats but has an object effect which inflicts an extra 35 damage per hit when used by non-player characters against the player. This damage ignores Damage Resistance and is independent of the condition of the weapon.

ComparisonEdit

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratio
Combat knife 7
213x313170.8128615050
Occam's Razor 10
303x313171.2120016565
Stabhappy 10
303x415171.2120016565
Trench knife fo3oaGametitle-FO3 OA7
213x313170.8128615050
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

LocationsEdit

NotesEdit

When looking at the combat knife image in the weapons tab on the Pip-boy, Vault Boy's face will have beard stubble.

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