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
Fastest (2.4s)

Throwing knives are a type of one-handed Ranged projectile that could be smithed and wielded by both free players and members.

Throwing knives are created via Smithing. Each bar will produce 25 knives of the corresponding metal.

The attack range of knives is 5 spaces, which is slightly higher than darts. Throwing knives are among the fastest weapons in the game (along with darts).

Types of knives[edit | edit source]

Bronze knife.pngBronze knife1Thrown48150---81
Off-hand bronze knife.pngOff-hand bronze knife1---Thrown2415074
Iron knife.pngIron knife10Thrown96202---104
Off-hand iron knife.pngOff-hand iron knife10---Thrown48202100
Steel knife.pngSteel knife20Thrown192316---128
Off-hand steel knife.pngOff-hand steel knife20---Thrown96316126
Black knife.pngBlack knife25Thrown240381---1,144
Off-hand black knife.pngOff-hand black knife25---Thrown120381198
Mithril knife.pngMithril knife30Thrown288454---292
Off-hand mithril knife.pngOff-hand mithril knife30---Thrown144454192
Adamant knife.pngAdamant knife40Thrown384628---476
Off-hand adamant knife.pngOff-hand adamant knife40---Thrown192628405
Rune knife.pngRune knife50Thrown480850---573
Off-hand rune knife.pngOff-hand rune knife50---Thrown240850474
Dragon knife.pngDragon knife60Thrown5761132---2,886
Off-hand dragon knife.pngOff-hand dragon knife60---Thrown28811321,101

Dungeoneering knives[edit | edit source]

These knives can only be obtained and used during Dungeoneering.

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 off-hand knives
TierItemLevels to use
1Off-hand novite knife.png Off-hand novite knife1 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
2Off-hand bathus knife.png Off-hand bathus knife10 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
3Off-hand marmaros knife.png Off-hand marmaros knife20 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
4Off-hand kratonite knife.png Off-hand kratonite knife30 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
5Off-hand fractite knife.png Off-hand fractite knife40 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
6Off-hand zephyrium knife.png Off-hand zephyrium knife50 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
7Off-hand argonite knife.png Off-hand argonite knife60 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
8Off-hand katagon knife.png Off-hand katagon knife70 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
9Off-hand gorgonite knife.png Off-hand gorgonite knife80 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
10Off-hand promethium knife.png Off-hand promethium knife90 Ranged-icon.png Ranged
11Off-hand primal knife.png Off-hand primal knife99 Ranged-icon.png Ranged

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • The information for throwing knives in the Smithing skill guide has been updated for consistency.
  • patch 12 April 2011 (Update):
    • The throwing knives animation has been altered to stop showing multiple knives.
  • update 14 April 2003 (Update):
    • Added to game.

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.
  • 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.