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"This carbon steel 7" bladed knife is dual edged with a serrated spine to provide improved stabbing and thrusting capabilities."
GTA V description on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Knife is a melee weapon found across the GTA franchise. It's manufactured by Hawk & Little in Grand Theft Auto V.


3D Universe

"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

In GTA Vice City, the Knife strongly resembles a large Kukri blade. It deals moderate damage, and always inflicts a blood effect on impact, but it's barely effective compared to other melee weapons, but surpassing the Screwdriver.

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 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.

CJ attempting a stealth kill on an Elvis Impersonator.

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 a single wanted star when used to stealth kill a police officer or kills many people in a short amount of time.

HD Universe


Niko Bellic holding a Knife.

The GTA IV rendition of the Knife resembles the UC-RB2 knife. 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 slashes while locked on with this will either kill or critically injure anyone, considering the Body Armor doesn't 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. Compared to the Baseball Bat, it can be weak against an enemy, but faster when attacking them. With the Knife, its possible to kill a target without them being able to recover at all.


The Knife looks nearly identical to the Knife in the previous game, except for slightly different serrated edges. The Knife can be bought from Ammu-Nation for $100, but sometimes, it can also be obtained from street criminals. Just like in GTA SA, players can perform stealth kills on people. However, instead of slitting their throat, they simply stab them in the neck. The knife is useful for close encounters, but lacks brute force in comparison to the Crowbar or the Nightstick. It is the one of two weapons that can be used underwater, the other being the Antique Cavalry Dagger, and thus can be used to fend off sharks, showing its versatility on the environment.


In-game models

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


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • The knife is bent and the tip is very stubby, looking like an ordinary household knife.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The stealth kill has the same animation as the Hasty knife execution from Rockstar's Manhunt.
  • There is a glitch 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.
  • If the player performs the stealth kill and recruits a gang member at the same time, the gang member will undergo the death animation but will stand back up as if nothing happened.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • The knife can perform a one-hit kill by hitting the target directly with the third stab.
    • Also the first and only time in the 3D Universe, one can see blood drops from the knife right after attacking someone with it, though this happens very rarely

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • It is possible to knock a knife out of an opponent's hands with a baseball bat.

Grand Theft Auto V


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GTA San Andreas Glitch

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