Combat knife

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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
Game-specific articles
FalloutCombat knife
Fallout 2Combat knife
"Little Jesus"
Fallout 3Combat knife
Occam's Razor
Stabhappy
Trench knife
FO: New VegasCombat knife
Chance's knife
Fallout 4Combat knife
Pickman's blade
Fallout 76Combat knife
Bowie knife
FO TacticsCombat knife
Fallout: BoSCombat knife
Van BurenCombat knife
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The combat knife is a melee weapon in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Fallout Tactics, and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. They were also going to appear in Van Buren and it can be found in the Van Buren tech demo.

Variants[edit | edit source]

"Stallona" combat knife[edit | edit source]

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A high-quality military combat/utility knife,[1] the "Stallona" knife is made by SharpWit, Inc., using a funneled bowie shape and a stacked grip with a finger ring on the pommel (though some models may lack the ring and the funnel).[2] Certain models may have a serrated top edge[2] while others also lack this feature like the ring funnel.[3] The edge is guaranteed by the company to remain sharp for over a decade of use![4]

Trench knife[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article:

The trench knife is a combat knife designed to kill or gravely incapacitate an enemy soldier at close quarters. It was developed in response to a need for a close combat weapon for soldiers conducting assaults and raids on enemy trenchlines during the First World War. This particular model was used by American soldiers during the Anchorage Reclamation.

Bowie knife[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay articles:

The Bowie knife is a characteristic large-bladed combat and utility knife with a crossguard. The name is derived from Jim Bowie, a 19th century Texan revolutionary and frontiersman, whose legendary - and almost certainly heavily fictionalized - knife fighting skills relied on the use of knives of this particular design.[5]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the combat knife in the description of Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics is a reference to Sylvester Stallone's role as Rambo in the First Blood series.

See also[edit | edit source]

References

  1. The design mimics the KA-BAR knife of the USMC, designed for combat and utility.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Appearance in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
  3. Appearance in Fallout 4.
  4. Item description: "{23600}{}{Combat Knife}"
    "{23601}{}{A high-quality combat knife, the Stallona is from SharpWit, Inc. The edge of this blade is guaranteed sharp for over a decade of use! Min ST: 2.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  5. History of the Bowie knife.