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The Hunting Knife is a weapon in Dead Rising.

The hunting knife is used with highly effective swipes. The weapon is effective, but with short killing distance, leaving Frank prone to being surrounded. The hunting knife is a common item and can be found frequently throughout the mall. They are most commonly found in the hands of yellow Hawaiian shirt-wearing zombies. This is also the weapon the cultists wield (although it's not obtainable from them).


  • Primary: Tap the X button button to slash with the hunting knife. Tap the X button button in succession to perform a two hit combo, by swinging the hunting knife to the left, then to the right.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Right trigger trigger to go into aim mode and press the X button button to throw the hunting knife. A zombie hit by this attack will start bleeding out. When a zombie is killed by this attack, 30 Prestige Points are awarded.


  • The hunting knife appears to be a KA-BAR Knife, which is actually a combat knife for the USMC.
  • When dropped, knives do not actually lay on the ground, instead floating a few inches off the ground.
  • When Frank West throws this weapon, he throws it like it is a throwing knife.