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For an overview of combat knifes throughout the Fallout series, see Combat knife.
Chance's knife
Combat knife icon.png
SkillMelee Weapons 50
Strength Req.3
Attack statistics
22 (41.6)
91.3 (276.1)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
4.2 (6.6)AP17
EffectBonus critical chance
.5x weapon reach
Item HP90
Combat knife
One-handed melee
Editor ID?
Base ID00162c92
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)

Chance's knife is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas, and a centerpiece of the graphic novel All Roads. It is a unique variant of the combat knife.


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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]

This knife belonged to Chance, one of the Great Khans and a prominent character in the graphic novel, All Roads. The blade is still stained by the blood of the Fiends it last killed at the tribal village.


With melee weapons skill of 100 and all of the damage and attack speed boosting perks, its DPS becomes as prominent as Oh, Baby!, which is an outstanding feat considering it has 5% of the weight (2.5% with Pack Rat). The only downside is that the lower DAM makes it more vulnerable to high-DT enemies (offset somewhat by poisons). Also, because of the fact that it is near Goodsprings, someone who can survive the cazadores on the road leading to the grave can have this above average weapon at extremely early levels.

It has a special 'Back Slash' attack, which does 70% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 14 action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

The knife qualifies as an improved holdout weapon, meaning it can be concealed if the player has a Sneak skill of 50 or more.


  • Combat knife, the common variant.
  • Cass' combat knife, Rose of Sharon Cassidy carries a special "non-playable" version of the weapon, also otherwise identical to the standard version.
  • Legion assassin knife, the assassin sent to kill President Kimball carries a special version which is "non-playable". This prevents the weapon from normally being shown in inventory, e.g. when pickpocketing the assassin. The weapon is otherwise identical to the standard combat knife.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Combat knife 15 45 3 x2 15 17 1 90 500 Melee Weapons:50 Strength:3
Chance's knife 22 91.3 4.2 x2 22 17 1 90 900 Melee Weapons:50 Strength:3


It's located in Chance's grave, north of Goodsprings on a hill near Tribal Village along with Great Khan simple armor. A shovel is needed to access the loot.

Once at the Tribal village back track towards the main road while looking south. You should see a path leading up the hill and at the top is Chance's grave.


  • It's still possible for the knife to be bloodied when attacking things, ending in a double-bloodied knife.
  • Chance's knife, like all combat knives, gets the damage bonus from both the Cowboy and the Grunt perk, making it the only Unique weapon that benefits from both perks.
  • The Elijah's Ramblings perk (Dead Money) will completely offset the critical damage penalty of the Heavy Handed trait, letting the knife utilize its full critical damage and the bonus damage of heavy handed if used simultaneously.

Behind the scenes


  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))