Knuckle Dusters

Knuckle Dusters #4
They won't know what hit them with these strong, hard, brass knuckle dusters. They won't even see it coming!
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Damage Range
11 - 16
Accuracy Range
62 - 67

Knuckle Dusters are a Melee Clubbing weapon that can be purchased in South Africa. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) Big Al's Gun Shop.

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

The Knuckle Dusters have a stealth rating of 7.9, the highest of any Clubbing weapon in the game.


Some players equip Knuckle Dusters or another clubbing weapon with the Home Run bonus when Attacking to ward off an opponent's Temporary weapons such as the Flash Grenade. With their high stealth rating, Knuckle Dusters could also be utilized to increase the chance of stealthing when mugging with Plunder. Due to the weapon's lower stats, Knuckle Dusters with less desirable bonuses are commonly traded in at Big Al's Bunker for Bunker Bucks.


The Knuckle Dusters can be obtained as a purchase from South Africa. They can also be found through city finds, obtained through the use of a Christmas Cracker, [2] and can be purchased from the Mission reward shop for four to five Mission Credits. [3]

The Knuckle Dusters can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Search For Cash:

  • "Search the Fountain" (quantity one)


  • "Big Al's Gun Shop" (quantity one)


  • "Thug" (quantity one)


  • "Apartment" (quantity one)
  • "Barbershop" (quantity one)
  • "Mobile Home" (quantity one)

250 Knuckle Dusters will be restocked in South Africa after being sold out. [4] 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.

Knuckle Dusters 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.

High quality Knuckle Dusters with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Melee Cache. Knuckle Dusters obtained this way can have a Damage stat up to 26 and an Accuracy stat up to 77.


Players can gain Weapon Experience on Knuckle Dusters once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Knuckle Dusters, 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 Knuckle Dusters are 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

Knuckle Dusters Related Awards
Image Name Requirements
441555606.png Axe Wound Achieve 100 finishing hits with clubbing weapons

Historical Notes

Before the introduction of Travel, the Knuckle Dusters were available for purchase at Big Al's Gun Shop. It is unknown if the Knuckle Dusters were briefly available in Mexico before the release of other travel locations, or if it stayed at Big Al's until the release of South Africa.

The Knuckle Dusters were one of the most impacted weapons in the Damage Revamp (2021), having its damage output nerfed by 62.71%.

All Knuckle Dusters used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each Knuckle Dusters item were revealed in a December 2015 update. [5]

Image History

Knuckle Dusters Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to July 2012 [6] 4.0.png
July 2012 to 12 September 2023 [7] 4.1.png
12 September 2023 to present [8] 4.2.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (26/05/23)
  2. Torn Docs, Christmas Cracker Testing (30/05/23)
  3. Torn Docs, Mission credits store (26/05/23)
  4. Torn Docs, Overseas Items (26/05/23)
  5. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  6. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (04/03/23)
  8. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (27/02/24)