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In This War Of Mine you can find random Items which will help The Survivors survive.
Weapons are used in the Night to (automatically) protect your Home from Bandits or to take with you on a Scavenge.


It used to be a kitchen utensil, but now it's a dangerous melee weapon.


Standard Metal Workshop: 5 Components, 2 Wood, 3 Weapon Parts, 0.5h

Weapon Facts

The only tool dedicated to melee combat. The knife is the second strongest melee weapon , the strongest being hatchet



While hidden and close to an NPC, the attack symbol turns orange and displays a backstab option which causes large damage when executed successfully.
Roman, Arica, and Boris one-hit kill any enemy, including armored military units.
Be aware that backstabs from cover create a lot of noise which can be heard from two floors away, which will draw more enemies if you're not careful.


Waiting for NPCs to wander past isn't always an option, sometimes you need to lure enemies which can be achieved in multiple ways:

  1. Running or making noise while remaining out of enemies line of sight will cause them to investigate the sound, this offers a backstab where the enemy comes to you.
  2. If you cannot remain out of the line of sight then you can run away towards a room and close the door immediately after you enter, then sneak to the hiding spot. If done successfully the enemy should almost instantly say something in regards to your being hidden (ie: 'I'll find you!' 'Come out!' etc)
  3. Sneaking up behind an enemy facing the opposite direction (Arica's Sneaks Quietly is ideal for this) and backstabbing. (Enemies sometimes still say something even If one-hit killed, alerting other hostiles.)


Our Shelter (Only on certain First Days)
Shelled School (Used by Homeless Man)
Ruined Villa (Used by Emil)
Small Apartment Building Used by the Alsekey*, son of the Elderly Couple (Marius & unknown). If elderly couple and son have "fled" in the description, no knife to be found.
*Caution: Alsekey also uses a handgun, shotgun, and military vest.
Military Outpost Sometimes available for barter, also carried by the Commander who says "Follow me".