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Bowie Knife (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Bowie Knife
Type Melee
Uses 35
Strength Medium
Location Bob's Fish 'n Hunt
Still Creek Movie Theater
Americana Casino
Royal Flush Plaza
Palisades Mall
Fits in Inventory Yes

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.


Dead rising bowie knife main
  • Main: Tap X/Square to perform a quick slash attack.

Dead rising bowie knife combo
  • Combo: Quickly tap X/Square again to perform a follow-up horizontal slash.

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


Case ZeroEdit

Dead Rising 2Edit


  • 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


Dead rising 2 bowie knife

Dead rising 2 bowie knife

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