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Knife spear clean
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SkillMelee Weapons 25
Strength Req.2
Attack statistics
25 (34.8)
47.4 (105.3)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1.9 (3)AP35
Effect3x limb damage
Normal weapon reach
Item HP400
Knife spear clean
Knife spear
Throwing knife spear
Two-handed melee
Editor ID?
Base IDxx012208
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Perks (Att.)
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The knife spear clean is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.


The knife spear clean is a two-handed melee weapon. It is similar in appearance to the regular knife spear, but it does 25% more damage, has a higher critical hit chance and causes bonus limb damage. Its special V.A.T.S. attack is The Mauler (requires a Melee Skill of 50 or more) which costs 35 action points and can knock an opponent down or disarm them.


Note: this item is also craftable via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E (with at least 1 rank of the Camarader-E perk).



Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req. Notes
Knife spear 20 37.9 1.9 x1 20 35 3 400 55 Melee Weapons:25 Strength:2 x1.5 limbs damage
Knife spear clean 25 47.4 1.9 x1.2 25 35 3 400 55 Melee Weapons:25 Strength:2 x3 limb damage


The knife spear clean can be crafted in any workbench found around the Villa or districts around the Dead Money map. The weapon can also be crafted outside of the dead money add-on if the correct items are present.


  • The workbench recipe is listed as "cosmic knife spear", but the weapon will appear in the player's inventory as "knife spear clean".


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png This weapon appears mostly identical to the standard knife spear, notably the knives themselves, which do not appear to be clean. This is caused by the special, "clean" texture for the weapon only being applied to the staff portion of the weapon and not the blade portion.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The knife spear clean is marked as a "Player Only" weapon, meaning it cannot be given to companions for use.
  • At some point in the add-on, the spear will not be able to knock down any ghost people, it is only after the final quest that ghost people are able to be knocked back down.