Butter Knife

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Butter Knife
Butter Knife
General
Category Weapon
Weight
Heavy Load
0.3
Function Cooking
Equipped One-handed
Condition max. 5
Damage
Type Blade
Swing time 2
Range 0.61–0.9 tiles
Damage 0.1–0.2
Knockback 0.3
Knockdown 0
Execution Jaw stab
Technical details
Class name Base.ButterKnife

A butter knife is a blade melee weapon.

Usage

Weapon

The butter knife is an emergency weapon with extremely low damage, however it can perform an instant kill jaw stab. It is highly ineffective in a defensive situation, as it will never knockdown an opponent and only knock them back a very short distance.

The butter knife has a very short range, making it very dangerous when fighting zombies, however it does have a quick attack. It is a single-attack weapon, hitting just 1 opponent with each swing. Butter knives are mostly useless in combat, however they can get the player out of a dangerous situation and should only be equipped in an emergency, or if smashing a window.

Breaking doors

It is mostly ineffective at bashing down doors, dealing just 1 damage per hit. For comparison, an axe deals 35 damage.

Chopping trees

It cannot be used to chop trees, dealing 0 damage per hit. For comparison, an axe deals 35 damage.

Condition

The butter knife is a blade weapon, therefore being influenced by the blade skills: accuracy, guard and maintenance. It has a maximum condition of just 5 and will be damaged depending on the player's maintenance skill. The chance of losing durability is: 1 in (1 + maintenance x 2)

Repairing

A butter knife cannot be repaired.

Crafting

A butter knife can be used to drill a hole in a plank of wood, which can be used for survivalist fire-making.

Product Recipe Description Skill Level
TZ PerforatedWoodenPlank.png
Notched Wooden Plank x1
Screwdriver.png + Plank.png
Screwdriver
or
Kitchen Knife
or
Butter Knife x1
or
Hunting Knife
or
Chipped Stone x1
Wooden Plank x1
(consumed)
(No in-game description)
Used to start campfires in place of a lighter.
Carpentry Level 0


Cooking

Main article: Cooking

A butter knife's usage in cooking is very limited, and can only be used to cut bread into slices.

Product Recipe Description Skill Level
BreadSlices.png
Bread Slices x3
Knife Chopping.png + Bread.png
Kitchen Knife
or
Butter Knife
or
Hunting Knife x1
Bread x1
(consumed)
Bread slices used to make sandwiches. Cooking Level 0


Code

From newitems.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Retrieved
Version 40.8
	item ButterKnife
		MaxRange			= 0.9,
		WeaponSprite			= Knife,
		MinAngle			= 0,
		Type				= Weapon,
		MinimumSwingTime		= 2,
		KnockBackOnNoDeath		= FALSE,
		SwingAmountBeforeImpact		= 0.02,
		Categories			= Blade,
		ConditionLowerChanceOneIn	= 1,
		Weight				= 0.3,
		SplatN.umber			= 0,
		PushBackMod			= 0.3,
		MaxDamage			= 0.2,
		SubCategory			= Stab,
		AimingMod			= 0.8,
		CloseKillMove 			= Jaw_Stab,
		ConditionMax			= 5,
		MaxHitCount			= 1,
		IsAimedHandWeapon		= TRUE,
		DoorDamage			= 1,
		SwingAnim			= Stab,
		WeaponWeight			= 0.3,
		DisplayName			= Butter Knife,
		MinRange			= 0.61,
		SwingTime			= 2,
		MinDamage			= 0.1,
		KnockdownMod			= 0,
		SplatBloodOnNoDeath		= FALSE,
		Icon				= KnifeButter,
		RunAnim				= Run_Weapon2,
        	IdleAnim			= Idle_Weapon2,
        	BreakSound  			= PZ_MetalSnap,
        	TreeDamage  			= 0,
        	EnduranceMod 			= 0.5,
		MetalValue 			= 8,

See also


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