Throwing knife spear

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The throwing knife spear is a Melee skill 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 of it.

It is also used to create and maintain the knife spear.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsBonus effectsIcon bonus 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 ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Knife spear fnvdmGametitle-FNV DM20
37.9x1.5 limb damageIcon damage1.89x120351.1199535518.3252
Knife spear clean fnvdmGametitle-FNV DM25
47.4x3 limb damageIcon damage1.89x1.225351.4199535518.3252
Throwing knife spear fnvdmGametitle-FNV DM42
20.2x2 limb damageIcon 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.


  • 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 once you return to the mojave.
  • They can be succesfully 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. This is possibly because it is commonly used by the ghost people.
  • The throwing knife spear has very high item health relative to most other melee weapons, and as such would degrade very slowly, even though you can only attack once with it as it becomes unretrievable once thrown.
  • Even though it is classified as a "throwing spear," it cannot be used toward the GRA challenge "You Don't Belong In This World!"


  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 Throwing knife spear is marked as a "Player Only" weapon, meaning it cannot be given to companions for use.
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 Throwing knife spears are not affected by the Loose Cannon trait.
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 If you throw one on a bear trap while crouching, it will explode.

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