Pen Knife

Pen Knife #5
High quality knife--a great survival tool. Ideal for climbers, adventurers, military personnel, and close combat in dark alleys.
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Damage Range
21 - 26
Accuracy Range
45 - 50

Pen Knife is a Melee Piercing weapon that can can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop. It can also be found through city finds, and high quality Pen Knives can be obtained from Melee Caches.

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 has a stealth rating of 8.5, and is tied with the Poison Umbrella for the stealthiest damage causing weapon in the game.


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

Pen 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 Pen Knife with a Weapon Effect can be obtained by opening a Melee Cache.


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.

Historical Notes

Pen Knife Image History
Years Used Image
2007 or earlier to ~2010 wwPkbhX.png
~2010 to July 2012 u3aQ96M.png
July 2012 [1] to present 6PLDnJc.jpg

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (19/07/12)