Throwing knife

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For the utility tool, see knife.
Bronze knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze knifeIron knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron knifeSteel knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel knifeBlack knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black knifeMithril knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril knifeAdamant knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant knifeRune knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune knifeDragon knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon knife
Off-hand bronze knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand bronze knifeOff-hand iron knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand iron knifeOff-hand steel knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand steel knifeOff-hand black knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand black knifeOff-hand mithril knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand mithril knifeOff-hand adamant knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand adamant knifeOff-hand rune knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand rune knifeOff-hand dragon knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand dragon knife
Slot Main hand (has off-hand variants)
Style Thrown
Speed
Fastest (2.4s)
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Throwing knives are a type of one-handed Ranged projectile available to both free players and members. They can be wielded with shields and prayer books for protection.

Throwing knives are created via Smithing. Each bar will produce 5 knives of the corresponding metal. While knives can be wielded on any world, they can only be smithed in members worlds.

Throwing knives are among the fastest weapons in the game (along with darts), and it is for this reason that many people prefer to use knives (or darts) when training their Ranged. The attack range of knives is 5 spaces, which is slightly higher than darts.

These knives are actually shaped differently from true throwing knives, which have two sharpened points and an elongated rhombus shape. But, these knives are shaped correctly for what is known as the spear, arrow, or combat knife-throwing style, which is how the player uses them. See knife throwing.

Types of knives[edit | edit source]

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Item
Ranged
Level
Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus Price
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Bronze knife.png Bronze knife 1 Thrown 48 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 32
Off-hand bronze knife.png Off-hand bronze knife 1 - - - Thrown 24 150 0 0 0 - - - 43
Iron knife.png Iron knife 10 Thrown 96 202 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 49
Off-hand iron knife.png Off-hand iron knife 10 - - - Thrown 48 202 0 0 0 - - - 52
Steel knife.png Steel knife 20 Thrown 192 316 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 111
Off-hand steel knife.png Off-hand steel knife 20 - - - Thrown 96 316 0 0 0 - - - 113
Black knife.png Black knife 25 Thrown 240 250 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 519
Off-hand black knife.png Off-hand black knife 25 - - - Thrown 120 381 0 0 0 - - - 123
Mithril knife.png Mithril knife 30 Thrown 288 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 218
Off-hand mithril knife.png Off-hand mithril knife 30 - - - Thrown 144 454 0 0 0 - - - 171
Adamant knife.png Adamant knife 40 Thrown 384 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 357
Off-hand adamant knife.png Off-hand adamant knife 40 - - - Thrown 192 628 0 0 0 - - - 366
Rune knife.png Rune knife 50 Thrown 480 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 445
Off-hand rune knife.png Off-hand rune knife 50 - - - Thrown 240 850 0 0 0 - - - 390
Dragon knife.png Dragon knife 60 Thrown 576 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,475
Off-hand dragon knife.png Off-hand dragon knife 60 - 288 - Thrown - 1132 0 0 0 - - - 1,173

Dungeoneering knives[edit | edit source]

Table of knives
TierItemLevels to use
1Novite knife.png Novite knife1 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
2Bathus knife.png Bathus knife10 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
3Marmaros knife.png Marmaros knife20 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
4Kratonite knife.png Kratonite knife30 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
5Fractite knife.png Fractite knife40 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
6Zephyrium knife.png Zephyrium knife50 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
7Argonite knife.png Argonite knife60 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
8Katagon knife.png Katagon knife70 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
9Gorgonite knife.png Gorgonite knife80 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
10Promethium knife.png Promethium knife90 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
11Primal knife.png Primal knife99 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
Table of knives
TierItemLevels to use
1Novite knife.png Novite knife1 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
2Bathus knife.png Bathus knife10 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
3Marmaros knife.png Marmaros knife20 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
4Kratonite knife.png Kratonite knife30 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
5Fractite knife.png Fractite knife40 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
6Zephyrium knife.png Zephyrium knife50 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
7Argonite knife.png Argonite knife60 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
8Katagon knife.png Katagon knife70 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
9Gorgonite knife.png Gorgonite knife80 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
10Promethium knife.png Promethium knife90 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
11Primal knife.png Primal knife99 Ranged-icon.png Ranged

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When you cut a cactus in the desert, the animation shows you using a bronze throwing knife instead of a regular knife.
  • In April 2011 the knives were changed so that they were held by the tip of the blade rather than the handle. This is in consistency with the use of real throwing knives. (Physically you may use any knife as a throwing implement, you have to hold the end that's lightest, which is determined by where the fulcrum point is, basically you hold and throw from the side that has the greatest length to the fulcrum point.)
  • Before the Evolution of Combat update allowed throwing axes to be smithed, throwing knives were the only ranged weapons created using only the Smithing skill.
  • Throwing knives were members-only until the Free-to-Play Extravaganza update on 29 February 2016 introduced dual wielding to free-to-play worlds.