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For an overview of knife models in the Fallout series of games, see Knife.
Ritual knife
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The ritual knife is a unique knife in the Fallout 3 add-on Point Lookout.


The ritual knife is used by the swampfolk in rituals. It can be repaired with knives as well as the slasher knife and Ant's Sting. This weapon, along with the atomic pulverizer, has a high rate of attack and the second lowest AP cost in the game — the lowest is the toy knife, but that weapon is less useful than the ritual knife due to its very low item HP, its lower damage and its lower critical hit multiplier.


  • Knife, the common variant.
  • Ant's Sting, a stronger knife that deals poison damage over time
  • Slasher knife, an incredibly powerful knife only used in Tranquility Lane.
  • Toy knife Point LookoutGametitle-FO3 PL.png, a knife with the lowest amount of AP for any weapon in Fallout 3. However, it does very little damage, much less than the regular knife.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value
Knife 4 12 3 x1 4 20 1 100 20
Ant's Sting 4 + 4 PoisonIcon poison.png (10s) 12 + 4 PoisonIcon poison.png 3 x1 4 20 1 250 30
Slasher knife 50 115.4 2.3 x1 0 0 1 1000 50
Toy knife 1 3 3 x1 10 10 1 10 20
Ritual knife 6 18 3 x3 6 12 1 400 20


The ritual knife is found in the caves beneath the Ritual Site, stuck in a skull on the sacrificing table near The Krivbeknih, after beginning the quest The Dark Heart of Blackhall (the cave's entrance is sealed until you start the quest).



  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes the knife will have "sunk" into the table or the body. It can be freed by explosives. Listen for the metallic clang to know if you have successfully freed the knife.