The Knuckle Dusters was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.
The Knuckle Dusters has a stealth rating of 7.9, the highest of any Clubbing weapon in the game.
250 Knuckle Dusters will be restocked in South Africa 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.
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.
Some players equip a Knuckle Dusters or another clubbing weapon with the Home Run bonus in their melee slot to ward off Temporary weapons such as the Flash Grenade. With its high stealth rating, Knuckle Dusters could also be utilized to maximize 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.
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 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.
|Knuckle Dusters Related Awards|
|Axe Wound||Achieve 100 finishing hits with clubbing weapons|
Before the introduction of Travel, the Knuckle Dusters was available for purchase at Big Al's Gun Shop. It is unknown if the Knuckle Dusters was 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 was one of the most impacted weapons in the Damage Revamp (2021), having its damage output nerfed by 62.71%
|Knuckle Dusters Image History|
|2006* to July 2012 |
|July 2012 to present |
* Items did not have images prior to 2006.
|Clubbing|| Axe · Ban Hammer · Baseball Bat · Bo Staff
|Mechanical|| Bolt Gun · Chainsaw · Taser
|Piercing|| Butterfly Knife · Dagger · Diamond Bladed Knife
|Slashing|| Bread Knife · Bug Swatter · Blood Spattered Sickle