Good quality knife with a stainless steel blade and wooden handle.
In-game description

The hunting knife is an essential multi-use tool and occasional weapon.

Overview Edit

The hunting knife has a large number of uses. It can be used for harvesting guts, hides, and meat from animal carcasses, as well as used to harvest material such as cloth and tinder plugs. It may also be employed as a makeshift can opener to open canned food without spillage, and it can be used to break through iced-over fishing holes for ice fishing.

A hunting knife is also required (and more efficient than the hatchet or improvised tools) to craft the following items at a work bench:

Harvesting carcasses Edit

The hunting knife can be used to harvest animal carcasses. If the carcass is less than 50% frozen, it is the most efficient tool for harvesting. If the carcass is more than 50% frozen, hatchets are more efficient for harvesting meat, but the hunting knife is still more efficient for harvesting guts and hide.

Repair Edit

The hunting knife can currently only be repaired using a whetstone as part of the bladed tool maintenance gameplay mechanic and requires no material input. However the whetstone itself cannot be repaired and loses 5% condition per repair (for a total of 20 uses), compared to 3% or so of hunting knife condition restored. It is not a permanent solution and at some point a hand-made alternative will be needed.

Combat Edit

The hunting knife can be manually ‘equipped’ as a weapon like the bow or rifle, but only when fighting a wolf; it cannot be used as a weapon outside of a scripted event. The hunting knife will lose condition if it is used in a struggle.

Game history Edit

  • Version 0.136 on 2 October 2014 introduced the ability to harvest using the hunting knife and hatchet, among other changes.
Cooking Can openerCooking potRecycled can
Fire Starting
Starter FirestrikerMagnifying lens
Accelerant AccelerantJerry canLantern fuel
Ice Fishing Fishing tackleHookLine
Hand Tools
Standard HacksawHatchetHeavy hammerHunting knifePrybar
Improvised Improvised hatchetImprovised knife
Weapon Distress pistolHunting rifleRevolverSurvival bowStone
Ammunition Flare shellRevolver ammunitionRifle ammunitionSimple arrow
Lighting FlareFlashlightMarine flareStorm lanternTorch
Mending Quality toolsRifle cleaning kitSewing kitSimple toolsWhetstone
Sleep Bear skin bedrollBedroll
Story Jeremiah's knifeScrap metal shard
Other CharcoalMountaineering ropeSnare
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