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"Punch the nearest zombie and send him to his corner in pieces!"
—Combo Card Description

The Knife Gloves are a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2, made by combining boxing gloves with a bowie knife.

It's arguably one of the best weapons in the game due to its accessibility, speed, durability level and damage. Even at low levels, the Knife Gloves deal extremely high damage, making them useful for Psychopaths, clearing a path through zombies, or taking out human enemies, such as Looters.

Many players have stated that the Knife Gloves are the closest equivalent to the Small Chainsaw in Dead Rising, and the best weapon to kill a psychopath. The knife gloves are easy to come by when a player knows where the parts are and do a decent amount of damage. Also they last a lot longer than the Laser Sword.[1][2]

In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, due to the mechanics of how some of the Combo Cards can have different items to use than shown on the recipe, Knife Gloves are incredibly easier to make as there's 6 Boxing Gloves in Royal Flush Plaza's The Man's Sport and an infinite supply of Chef Knifes at Antoine's. Also at Royal Flush Plaza. Bowie Knife Zombies that Frank first sees tend to have no Bowie Knife in hand until Frank is near the entrance to Fortune Park or goes up to the 2nd floor.

This combo weapon has been described as:

"These work like Wolverine's claws, without all the angst about being immortal. Cut zombies to ribbons! Wearing the hidden Blanka mask makes this even more awesome."[3]

This weapon has a 4-hit "light" combo, which consists of very sharp "slaps". The Combo-Card-restricted heavy attack is a heavy punch/slap. As a single slap from this is frequently enough to do away with any zombies (and indeed, does a lot of damage), the heavy attack is close to pointless.


  • Primary: Tap X button for an overhand vertical slash attack.
  • Combo: Repeatedly tap X button for a 4 hit combo: two downward slashes, followed by two upward slashes. Chuck is awarded 300 PP for each zombie he kills (150 PP without combo card).
  • Heavy: Hold X button for a "roundhouse" slash attack. Similar in effect to the combo attack, but strikes every zombie around and in front of Chuck, usually fatally. It's very possible to kill six or more zombies with one swipe). Each kill also awards Chuck 300/150 PP.
  • Defensive: Hold Left trigger to bring the gloves up in a defensive posture. Tap X button to throw alternating left and right jabs.

Weapon Component Locations[]

Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero general locations of weapons needed to make the Knife Gloves.

Component Location Component Location
Boxing Gloves
Dead rising Boxing Gloves.png

Location icon.png Americana Casino - Bennie Jack's BBQ Shack (platform above counter)

Location icon.png Fortune Park - Maintenance Room 11 South side
Location icon.png Palisades Mall - Maintenance Room 8 left of Finders Peepers
Location icon.png Palisades Mall - Flexin' (P104)
Location icon.png Royal Flush Plaza - The Man's Sport (R103) (4 pair)
Location icon.png Silver Strip - Barrel of Goods
Location icon.png Silver Strip - Maintenance Room 16 behind Pub O' Gold (N107) in tunnel

Bowie Knife
Dead rising Bowie Knife.png
Location icon.png see article


  • This weapon is one of the two weapons that Sullivan cannot disarm; the other being the Tenderizers.
  • This weapon cannot be thrown, and instead Chuck will block. It is unclear whether this will actually block anything.
  • The gloves appearance may be a nod to the claws of Wolverine from the X-Men or Freddie Krueger, who has a similar signature weapon.
  • The Knife Gloves actually have five knives on them, two of them being a Chef Knife. However, these are hidden in between the three Bowie Knife and can be hard to see.
  • The Knife Gloves were available in the Capcom massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) "Monster Hunter Frontier Online". Those who bought a Japanese copy of "Dead Rising 2" were given a redeemable Xbox360/PC code to receive it.[Verification needed]
  • In the beta version of Dead Rising 2, the Knife Gloves were called Claws.[Verification needed]
  • In the PC file items.txt this weapon is called "lknifeglove".

Weapon Animations
Animation name Animation shared with
  1. Boxing Gloves
  2. Flaming Gloves
  3. MMA Gloves
  4. Knife Gloves
  1. Boxing Gloves
  2. Flaming Gloves
  3. Knife Gloves
  4. MMA Gloves
  1. Flaming Gloves
  2. MMA Gloves
  3. Boxing Gloves
  4. Knife Gloves
  1. Boxing Gloves
  2. Flaming Gloves
  3. Knife Gloves
  4. MMA Gloves




Dead rising 2 knife gloves weapon moves