The Pen Knife was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.
The Pen Knife is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds.
1,000 Pen 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.
As the Poison Umbrella is quite expensive, for most players the Pen Knife is the most practical weapon to use for maximizing the possibility of stealthing an Attack. The Pen Knife is capable of having the Plunder weapon bonus, and the Pen Knife's high stealth rating could be utilized to maximize the chance of stealthing when mugging.
Some players use a Pen Knife or another slashing or piercing weapon with the Eviscerate bonuses 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, Pen Knives with less desirable bonuses are commonly traded in at Big Al's Bunker for Bunker Bucks.
Players can gain weapon experience on Pen Knives once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Pen 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 Pen 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.
|Pen Knife Related Awards|
|The Stabbist||Achieve 100 finishing hits with piercing weapons|
|Pen Knife Image History|
|2006* to ~2010 |
|~2010 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