Kitchen Knife

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Kitchen Knife
Knife Model.png
General
Category
Weapon
Encumbrance
Moodle Icon HeavyLoad.png
0.3
Equipped
One-handed
Function
Properties
Max condition
10
Performance
Damage
0.3–0.6
Range
0.61–0.9
Knockback
0.3
Special ability
Jaw stab
Technical
Item ID
Base.KitchenKnife

A kitchen knife is a short blade melee weapon.

Usage

The kitchen knife is a common short blade weapon that can also be used in cooking.

Weapon

The kitchen knife has a 'Jaw Stab' attack which can kill a zombie instantly if close enough and timed correctly. The kitchen knife is a single attack weapon, and is best used when on a 1 on 1 fight with a zombie.

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 is mostly ineffective at chopping trees, dealing 1 damage per hit. For comparison, an axe deals 35 damage.

Condition

The kitchen knife is a short blade weapon. It has a maximum condition of 10 and will be damaged depending on the player's maintenance skill. The chance of losing durability is: 1 in (2 + maintenance x 2)

Repairing

Materials that can be used to repair the kitchen knife, based on first time repairing.

Repair Kitchen Knife
DuctTape.png
Potentially repairs: 50%
Chance of success: 95%
Glue.png
Potentially repairs: 20%
Chance of success: 95%
Scotchtape.png
Potentially repairs: 10%
Chance of success: 95%

Crafting

Survival

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
TZ PerforatedWoodenPlank.png
Notched Wooden Plank
One of:
Screwdriver.png Screwdriver ×1
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Butter Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Bread Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
RockSharpened.png Chipped Stone ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
One of:
Plank.png Plank ×1
Logs.png Log ×1
none none none none
Stake.png
Stake
One of:
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
Branch.png Tree Branch ×1
none none none 1.25 Carpentry
SpearStick.png
Crafted Spear
One of:
Branch.png Tree Branch ×1
Plank.png Plank ×1
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
none none none 1.25 Carpentry
SpearKnife.png
Spear with Knife
SpearStick.png Crafted Spear ×1
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
DuctTape.png Duct Tape ×2 unit(s)
none none none none
KnifeChopping.png
Kitchen Knife
SpearKnife.png Spear with Knife ×1 none none none none
FishingRod crafted.png
Fishing Rod
One of:
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
One of:
Fishing Line.png Fishing Line ×1
Twine.png Twine ×2 unit(s)
One of:
Nails.png Nails ×1
Paperclip.png Paperclip ×1
Each of:
TZ WoodenStick.png Sturdy Stick ×1
none
MagazineFish.png
Angler USA Magazine Vol.1
none none

Cooking

Main article: Cooking
Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
BreadSlices.png
Bread Slices ×3
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Butter Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Bread Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
BreadAnima.gif Bread ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
HamSlices.png
Ham Slice ×6
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
Ham.png Ham ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
TZ BaconRashers.png
Bacon Strips ×4
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
Bacon.png Bacon ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
TZ BaconBits.png
Bacon Bits ×4
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
TZ BaconRashers.png Bacon Strips ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
FishFillet.png
Fish Fillet ×2
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
FishPanfish.png Sunfish ×1
FishTrout.png Trout ×1
none none none 10 Cooking
Frogmeat.png
Frog Meat
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
Frog.png Frog ×1
none none none 2.5 Cooking
Smallbirdmeat.png
Small Bird Meat
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
BirdDead.png Dead Bird ×1
none none none 2.5 Cooking
Rabbitmeat.png
Rabbit Meat
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
RabbitDead.png Dead Rabbit ×1
none none none 2.5 Cooking
Smallanimalmeat.png
Rodent Meat
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
none none none 2.5 Cooking
SquidCalimari.png
Squid Calamari (Uncooked) ×2
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
Squid.png Squid ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
Jackolantern.png
Jack-o'-lantern
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Butter Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Bread Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
Pumpkin.png Pumpkin ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
Rings.png
Onion Slices
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Each of:
Onion.png Onion ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
BaloneySlices.png
Baloney Slices ×6
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
Baloney.png Baloney ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
SalamiSlices.png
Salami Slices ×4
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
Salami.png Salami ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
WatermelonSliced.png
Watermelon Slice ×10
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Hacksaw.png Saw ×1
Axe.png Axe ×1
AxeStone.png Stone Axe ×1
AxeHand.png Hand Axe ×1
WoodAxe.png Wood Axe ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
Each of:
Watermelon.png Watermelon ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
CakeSlice.png
Cake Slice ×5
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Butter Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Bread Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
CakeCooked.png Cake (Cooked) ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
Pie.png
Pie Slice ×5
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Butter Knife ×1
KnifeButter.png Bread Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
PieWholeCooked.png Pie (Cooked) ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking
Pizza.png
Pizza Slice ×6
One of:
KnifeChopping.png Kitchen Knife ×1
HuntingKnife.png Hunting Knife ×1
Cleaver.png Meat Cleaver ×1
KnifeFlint.png Stone Knife ×1
Machete.png Machete ×1
Each of:
PizzaWhole.png Pizza (Cooked) ×1
none none none 0.75 Cooking

Distribution

The loot distributions can be found in the table(s) below.

KitchenKnife distribution Show / Hide
Effective chance calculations are based off of default loot settings, and median zombie density. The higher the density of zombies in an area, the higher the effective chance of an item spawning. Chance is also influenced by the lucky and unlucky traits.
Containers
Building/Room Container Effective chance
bakerykitchen counter 15.1%
burgerkitchen counter 15.1%
butcher counter 23.28%
butcher counter 41.14%
butcher metal_shelves 23.28%
butcher metal_shelves 41.14%
cafekitchen counter 15.1%
cafeteria counter 15.1%
cafeteriakitchen counter 15.1%
chinesekitchen counter 15.1%
deepfry_kitchen counter 15.1%
departmentstorage metal_shelves 15.1%
dinerbackroom counter 15.1%
dinerkitchen counter 15.1%
donut_kitchen counter 15.1%
fishchipskitchen counter 15.1%
generalstore shelves 15.1%
generalstorestorage shelves 15.1%
gigamart shelves 15.1%
gigamartkitchen counter 15.1%
housewarestore shelves 15.1%
italiankitchen counter 15.1%
jayschicken_kitchen counter 15.1%
kitchen counter 15.1%
kitchen overhead 15.1%
kitchen shelves 15.1%
kitchen_crepe counter 15.1%
kitchenwares shelves 15.1%
knifefactory crate 23.28%
knifefactory crate 41.14%
knifefactory crate 76.55%
knifefactory metal_shelf 23.28%
knifefactory metal_shelf 41.14%
knifefactory metal_shelf 76.55%
knifeshipping crate 23.28%
knifeshipping crate 41.14%
knifeshipping crate 76.55%
knifestore shelves 23.28%
knifestore shelves 41.14%
knifestore shelves 76.55%
livingroom counter 15.1%
livingroom overhead 15.1%
mexicankitchen counter 15.1%
pizzakitchen counter 15.1%
prisoncells wardrobe 1.65%
restaurantkitchen counter 15.1%
seafoodkitchen counter 15.1%
spiffoskitchen counter 15.1%
sushikitchen counter 15.1%
westernkitchen counter 15.1%
Zombie
Outfit Days survived Chance
Bandit 0 80
All 10 10

Code

Item

Code icon.png Code snippet! This section contains source code from Project ZomboidShow / Hide

Item
Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items_weapons.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item KitchenKnife
	{
	    DisplayCategory = Cooking,
		MaxRange	=	0.9,
		WeaponSprite	=	Knife,
		MinAngle	=	0.65,
		Type	=	Weapon,
		MinimumSwingTime	=	2,
		KnockBackOnNoDeath	=	FALSE,
		SwingAmountBeforeImpact	=	0.02,
		Categories	=	SmallBlade,
		ConditionLowerChanceOneIn	=	2,
		Weight	=	0.3,
		SplatNumber	=	4,
		PushBackMod	=	0.3,
		SubCategory	=	Stab,
		AimingMod	=	0.8,
		ConditionMax	=	10,
		MaxHitCount	=	1,
		IsAimedHandWeapon	=	TRUE,
		DoorDamage	=	1,
		SwingAnim	=	Stab,
		DisplayName	=	Kitchen Knife,
		MinRange	=	0.61,
		CloseKillMove = Jaw_Stab,
		SwingTime	=	2,
		KnockdownMod	=	0,
		SplatBloodOnNoDeath	=	TRUE,
		Icon	=	KnifeChopping,
		RunAnim	=	Run_Weapon2,
        IdleAnim	=	Idle_Weapon2,
        BreakSound  =   KitchenKnifeBreak,
        TreeDamage  =   1,
        EnduranceMod = 0.5,
        MetalValue = 10,
        CriticalChance	=	25,
        CritDmgMultiplier = 4,
        MinDamage	=	0.3,
        MaxDamage	=	0.7,
		WeaponLength = 0.19,
        DamageCategory = Slash,
        DamageMakeHole = TRUE,
        HitFloorSound	=	KitchenKnifeHit,
        ImpactSound	=	KitchenKnifeHit,
        DoorHitSound = KitchenKnifeHit,
		HitSound	=	KitchenKnifeHit,
		SwingSound = KitchenKnifeSwing,
		AttachmentType = Knife,
        Tags = CutPlant;SharpKnife,
 	}

Repair
Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\fixing.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
fixing Fix Kitchen Knife
    {
       Require : KitchenKnife,

       Fixer : DuctTape,
       Fixer : Glue,
       Fixer : Scotchtape=2,
    }

See also