Knife ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 8s
Danger Level 1
Material Iron

Knives are one of the basic types of Weapon in ADOM. They have default stats of (+0, 1d3), though these do vary from time to time.


There are few weapons with worse stats. (The whip is one, but it has better chances of being a useful weapon thanks to it using Dexterity instead of Strength for damage.) Actually, 1d3 is also the base damage value of the PC's bare fist; the only advantage of the knife is that it allows true berserking. Backed by Daggers & Knives weapon skill and in a severe case of weapons shortage (hard to imagine when orcs provide orcish knives in abundance), you might want to use a knife. But that kind of situation is not very desirable.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

---------------------------- blessed knife (+0, 1d3)---------------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.