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Classic Runestone
Old School RuneScape icon
For the utility tool, see knife.
Bronze knifeIron knifeSteel knifeBlack knifeMithril knifeAdamant knifeRune knifeDragon knife
Off-hand bronze knifeOff-hand iron knifeOff-hand steel knifeOff-hand black knifeOff-hand mithril knifeOff-hand adamant knifeOff-hand rune knifeOff-hand dragon knife
Slot Main-hand (has off-hand variants)
Style Thrown
Speed
Fastest
Interval: 2.4 seconds
Attack speed fastest
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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 knivesEdit

Ranged
Item
Ranged-icon
Level
Mainhand infoOff-hand info Attributes Strength bonusPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Bronze knifeBronze knife1 Thrown 48 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -32 [view]
Off-hand bronze knifeOff-hand bronze knife1 - - - Thrown 24 150 0 0 0 - - -25 [view]
Iron knifeIron knife10 Thrown 96 202 - - - 0 0 0 - - -58 [view]
Off-hand iron knifeOff-hand iron knife10 - - - Thrown 48 202 0 0 0 - - -36 [view]
Steel knifeSteel knife20 Thrown 192 316 - - - 0 0 0 - - -174 [view]
Off-hand steel knifeOff-hand steel knife20 - - - Thrown 96 316 0 0 0 - - -61 [view]
Black knifeBlack knife25 Thrown 240 250 - - - 0 0 0 - - -213 [view]
Off-hand black knifeOff-hand black knife25 - - - Thrown 120 381 0 0 0 - - -43 [view]
Mithril knifeMithril knife30 Thrown 288 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -286 [view]
Off-hand mithril knifeOff-hand mithril knife30 - - - Thrown 144 454 0 0 0 - - -106 [view]
Adamant knifeAdamant knife40 Thrown 384 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -534 [view]
Off-hand adamant knifeOff-hand adamant knife40 - - - Thrown 192 628 0 0 0 - - -344 [view]
Rune knifeRune knife50 Thrown 480 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,348 [view]
Off-hand rune knifeOff-hand rune knife50 - - - Thrown 240 850 0 0 0 - - -2,544 [view]
Dragon knifeDragon knife60 Thrown 576 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -3,099 [view]
Off-hand dragon knifeOff-hand dragon knife60 - 288 - Thrown - 1132 0 0 0 - - -1,309 [view]

Dungeoneering knivesEdit

Table of knives
TierItemLevels to use
1Novite knife Novite knife1 Ranged-icon Ranged
2Bathus knife Bathus knife10 Ranged-icon Ranged
3Marmaros knife Marmaros knife20 Ranged-icon Ranged
4Kratonite knife Kratonite knife30 Ranged-icon Ranged
5Fractite knife Fractite knife40 Ranged-icon Ranged
6Zephyrium knife Zephyrium knife50 Ranged-icon Ranged
7Argonite knife Argonite knife60 Ranged-icon Ranged
8Katagon knife Katagon knife70 Ranged-icon Ranged
9Gorgonite knife Gorgonite knife80 Ranged-icon Ranged
10Promethium knife Promethium knife90 Ranged-icon Ranged
11Primal knife Primal knife99 Ranged-icon Ranged
Table of off-hand knives
TierItemLevels to use
1Off-hand novite knife Off-hand novite knife1 Ranged-icon Ranged
2Off-hand bathus knife Off-hand bathus knife10 Ranged-icon Ranged
3Off-hand marmaros knife Off-hand marmaros knife20 Ranged-icon Ranged
4Off-hand kratonite knife Off-hand kratonite knife30 Ranged-icon Ranged
5Off-hand fractite knife Off-hand fractite knife40 Ranged-icon Ranged
6Off-hand zephyrium knife Off-hand zephyrium knife50 Ranged-icon Ranged
7Off-hand argonite knife Off-hand argonite knife60 Ranged-icon Ranged
8Off-hand katagon knife Off-hand katagon knife70 Ranged-icon Ranged
9Off-hand gorgonite knife Off-hand gorgonite knife80 Ranged-icon Ranged
10Off-hand promethium knife Off-hand promethium knife90 Ranged-icon Ranged
11Off-hand primal knife Off-hand primal knife99 Ranged-icon Ranged

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
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