Knife (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of knife models in the Fallout series of games, see knife.

The knife is a melee weapon in Fallout 3.


The knife appears to be a rusty kitchen knife.


The knife can successfully strike about 500 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Ant's Sting - Obtained by siding with the AntAgonizer in The Superhuman Gambit, Ant's Sting is slightly stronger than the regular knife, and deals poison damage over time.
  • Slasher knife - Appears in Tranquility Lane and can only be obtained outside of the simulation through console commands.
  • Ritual knife Point Lookout (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 PL - Even more powerful than the Ant's Sting, the ritual knife only uses 12 AP for each V.A.T.S. attack.
  • Toy knife Point Lookout (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 PL - Using even less AP than the ritual knife, 10 compared to 12, the toy knife uses the lowest amount of AP for any weapon in Fallout 3. However, it does very little damage, much less than the regular knife.


Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsEffect damage and durationIcon effectAttacks 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
Knife 4
Ant's Sting 4
16+4poisonIcon poison/10s3x14202.4125013030
Ritual knife fo3plGametitle-FO3 PL6
Toy knife fo3plGametitle-FO3 PL1
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


  • Knives can be found on random wastelanders and raiders, in kitchens of abandoned homes, hospitals and many other places across the Wastelands.


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