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For an overview of combat knifes throughout the Fallout series, see Combat knife.
Combat knife
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SkillMelee Weapons 50
Strength Req.3
Attack statistics
15 (28.4)
45 (136.1)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
3 (4.8)AP17
EffectBonus critical chance
.5x weapon reach
Weight1Value$ 500
Item HP90
Combat knife
One-handed melee
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Base ID00004326
0013f76f (assassin)
00176e56 (cass)
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)

The combat knife is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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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]


A large knife designed for both combat and survival. It has a long blade with a notched edge intended for cutting rope and small branches.

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).


  • Chance's knife, a much more powerful unique variant located in Chance's grave.
  • 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


  • Combat knives are incredibly common across the Mojave. They are often randomly spawned in containers and bins, or can be found in almost all weapon stores.
  • One in good condition can be found on a blackjack table in the Vikki and Vance Casino. Go into the big, main room with the car, take a right, into the small room, and it should be on a table in the back right corner.
  • There's one on a table in the headquarters building in Cottonwood Cove.
  • Captain Curtis at Camp McCarran has one in full condition during the quest I Put a Spell on You.
  • Orris has one if you kill him in G.I. Blues.
  • At Camp Golf, in the House Resort, in the barracks in a shelf next to the mess hall. It can be taken without karma penalty.
  • One can be found inside Gomorrah in a "very hard" locked room, on a table beside a prostitutes corpse.
  • One can be found in very poor condition on top of a table in Boone's room.
  • A total of 10 can be obtained in Camp Searchlight, on the corpses of ghoul NCR troopers associated with the quest We Will All Go Together.
  • New California Republic troopers and Fiends often carry a combat knife.
  • One can be found in the second floor of a ruined building in Boulder City beside a couple of skeletons. You will also find a service rifle and a Ranger hat in this building, each in very low condition.
  • One can be found on a dead Wastelander at the back of Goodsprings Cave.
  • One in perfect condition can be found inside a sunken boat, at the Virgin River in the Honest Hearts add-on.


  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))