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=== Grand Theft Auto V===
=== Grand Theft Auto V===
*Can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $100.
*Can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $100.
*Unlocked at level 1 in GTA Online
== Trivia==
== Trivia==

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"Outdoor knife for all-purpose, heavy-duty use. Perfect for those who need a rugged knife. Includes black leather sheath. Model JS-2938."
GTA Vice City website
"This carbon steel 7" bladed knife is dual edged with a serrated spine to provide improved stabbing and thrusting capabilities."
GTA V description on Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Knife is a melee weapon which features in GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories, GTA Vice City Stories, GTA IV and Grand Theft Auto V.


GTA San Andreas

The Knife is a moderate weapon that allows the player to attack without a firearm and, in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, allows stealth kills that don't attract unwanted attention. It takes up the "melee" weapon slot.

CJ attempting a stealth kill on a pedestrian.

In GTA San Andreas, some prostitutes and street criminals wield the knife. It is used in many missions in the game like Madd Dogg's Rhymes, Amphibious Assault, The Da Nang Thang, Dam and Blast and Vertical Bird. The Knife is more than just a simple melee weapon. If CJ is aiming behind an opponent, he will execute a stealth kill, quietly slitting the victim's throat, useful when the player is trying to avoid detection and doesn't have a Silenced 9mm. The Knife only produces one wanted star when used to stealth kill a police officer or kills many people in a short amount of time.


The GTA IV rendition of the Knife resembles the knife used by Sylvester Stallone in the Rambo movies, and is similar in size and shape to the Buck-184 Buckmaster survival knife. Its shape greatly resembles that of the SOG Seal Pup as well.


It can be purchased from Little Jacob for $100. Alternatively, it can be picked up from Eddie Low during his second encounter and from Dardan Petrela in the mission Bleed Out. Although silent kills like in GTA San Andreas are not in the game, 5 to 6 strikes with the knife will kill an opponent, and it will not warrant the player a wanted level. This can easily kill an enemy on single player or multiplayer because 4 to 6 quick taps of the Circle button on the Playstation 3 or the B button on Xbox 360 while locked on with this will either kill or critically injure anyone. Armor does not protect against knife attacks. The Knife can also be used for a one-hit kill counter-attack, by dodging an attack with the knife equipped, and pressing the attack button. Some GTA IV players favor the Baseball Bat over the Knife due to higher damage, but the slower attack speed is a opening for the target to return attacks. With the Knife, its possible to kill a target without him being able to recover at all.



In-game model

HUD icons



Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


Knife's locations map

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $100.
  • Unlocked at level 1 in GTA Online


  • In GTA Vice City, the knife is bent and the tip is very stubby, resembling a Kukri.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the stealth kill has the same animation as the Hasty knife execution from Rockstar's Manhunt.
  • In GTA Liberty City Stories, the knife can perform a one-hit kill by hitting the target directly with the third stab.
  • In GTA IV, it is possible to knock a knife out of an opponent's hands with a baseball bat.
  • There is a glitch in GTA San Andreas involving the Tear Gas. After the Tear Gas is thrown into a crowd, the player can perform a stealth kill on any nearby people. Everyone affected by the gas will undergo the same animation and die at the same time. However there's a rare glitch that if the player performs this within the smoke, they will also die as if someone did the stealth kill on him.


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