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The Bowie knife is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. The knife is a pattern of fixed-blade fighting knife first popularized by Colonel James "Jim" Bowie in the early 19th century. It is a large-sheath knife with a crossguard and a clip point.

The knife can be combined with a pair of boxing gloves to make the Knife Gloves.


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  • Main: Tap X button/Square button to perform a quick slash attack.

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  • Combo: Quickly tap X button/Square button again to perform a follow-up horizontal slash.

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  • Alternate: Hold X button/Square button to stab the knife into the stomach of a zombie and then twist it out for a 20-prestige point bonus.


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  • The Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide lists this weapons attack as "Fast, slashing weapon with a brutal heavy attack," missing the second combo attack.
  • When the knife is thrown and impales a zombie, it causes a rapidly-bleeding wound that does kill them... eventually.


Main article: Bowie Knife (Dead Rising 2)/Gallery



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