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Chef Knife (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Chef Knife
Type Melee
Uses 40
Strength Medium
Location See article
Fits in Inventory Yes

The chef 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.

In cooking, a chef's knife, also known as a French knife or a cook's knife, is a cutting tool used in food preparation. It is designed to perform well at many differing kitchen tasks, including mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, and slicing meat.

The chef knife's durability and effectiveness can be increased with the Blades magazine.

In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, it can be combined with:


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

Dead rising chef knife combo
  • Combo: Quickly tap X/Square again to perform a second slash.

Dead rising chef knife alternate
  • Alternate: Hold X/Square and Chuck stabs the target zombie four times in the chest, awarding 20 prestige points and covering Chuck with a large amount of blood.


Dead Rising 2: Case ZeroEdit

Dead Rising 2Edit


  • The music played during the secondary attack is from a Hitchcock film called "Psycho". As a zombie is stabbed with the knife, the same iconic sound from the movie is played.
  • In Dead Rising, the chef knife is named the cleaver, and does not have a heavy attack.
  • The Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide describes the attacks of this knife as a "fast, slashing weapon with a unique and brutal heavy attack," and does not mention the second combo attack.


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