Kitchen Knife

Kitchen Knife #6
Do your attempts to prepare food like your favourite TV chef end up more like hack and saw than slice and dice? If so, a sharp new knife could be your saviour.
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Damage Range
25 - 30
Accuracy Range
55 - 60

Kitchen Knife is a Melee Piercing weapon that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Kitchen Knife was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

The Kitchen Knife has a stealth rating of 7.6.


Some players use a Kitchen Knife or another slashing or piercing weapon with the Eviscerate bonus in the opening turns of a long fight to cause more damage over the duration of the fight. Due to the weapon's lower stats, Kitchen Knives that are obtained from Melee Caches and have less desirable bonuses are commonly traded in at Big Al's Bunker for Bunker Bucks.


The Kitchen Knife is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds.

The Kitchen Knife can be found as a result of the following crimes:


  • "Gang Member" (quantity one)


  • "Farmhouse" (quantity one)
  • "Mobile Home" (quantity one)
  • "Postal Office" (quantity one)
  • "Slaughterhouse" (quantity one)

1,000 Kitchen Knives will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Kitchen Knives can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Melee weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Kitchen Knife with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Melee Cache. A Kitchen Knife obtained this way can have a Damage stat up to 40 and an Accuracy stat up to 70.


Players can gain Weapon Experience on Kitchen Knives once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Kitchen Knives, along with all melee weapons, receive a 10% damage bonus from the "Drunken Master" 3* special at Pubs and Restaurants, and a 2% damage bonus from the completion of the "HIS2170 Medieval History" course.

The Kitchen Knife is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.

Related Awards

Kitchen Knife related awards
Image Name Requirements
138334568.png The Stabbist Achieve 100 finishing hits with piercing weapons

Historical Notes

All Kitchen Knives used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each Kitchen Knife were revealed in a December 2015 update. [2]

Image History

Kitchen Knife Image History
2006* to July 2012 [3] 6.0.png
July 2012 to 12 September 2023 [4] 6.1.png
12 September 2023 to present [5] 6.2.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

The first 3D model of the Kitchen Knife was released on 12 September 2023.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (26/05/23)
  2. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  3. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (04/03/24)
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (04/03/24)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Weapons (With citations) (04/03/24)