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The Kitchen Knife (simply known as the Knife) is a melee weapon that appears in the Hitman series. It can be used for close-quarter combat and stealth kills. In Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Absolution and HITMAN™, it is also used as a throwing weapon.

Description

Hitman: Codename 47

Gameplay-wise, the kitchen knife has exactly the same move-set as other short-bladed weapons, such as the Pentagon Knife, including stabbing and throat slitting. It may come in handy since it is available in most levels that have a kitchen.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

The kitchen knife functions quite similar to the knife found in Hitman: Codename 47.

Hitman: Contracts

The kitchen knife gains additional animations for stealth kills. Additionally, 47 can use kitchen knife to get rid of small animals such as dogs without wasting ammunition.

Hitman: Blood Money

The functionality of the kitchen knife mimics that of Hitman: Contracts. As Blood Money introduced the ability to throw items, the knife could be used to kill targets at a distance via the normal throwing controls. As with all other thrown objects, it can act as a distraction.

Hitman: Absolution

The knife acquires additional functionality. Stealth kills made using the knife are relatively quiet in comparison to a gunshot, however, if another NPC is close to the one being killed, they may hear a struggle and investigate. Similarly, if an NPC is killed using a knife, a blood pool will be left at the location of the action; other NPCs will become suspicious after being discovered. Additionally, because of the new melee weapon system expansion, the knife can be thrown and subsequently retrieved and used multiple times. As in Hitman: Blood Money, thrown knives can distract targets and kill them.

HITMAN™


"A kitchen knife. Deadly in close combat or when thrown. Unsuspicious when carried by kitchen staff."
― In-game Description, HITMAN™ 2

The Kitchen Knife functions similarly to the one in Absolution. Stealth kills involve slitting the target's throat, and front attacks stab either the shoulder or sternum. As in games prior, it can also be thrown at a target's head, or thrown as a distraction.

Acquisition

Hitman: Codename 47

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Hitman: Contracts

Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman: Absolution

  • A Personal Contract - In Mansion Ground Floor, in the kitchen.
  • The King of Chinatown - In Chinatown Square, carried by market vendors.
  • Terminus - In Terminus Hotel, on a crate near the middle of the storage room west of the main elevator in the basement; on the counter inside the small room just north of the front desk. In Upper Floors, on the floor by the bed within the crime scene room.
  • Run For Your Life - In Shangri-La, immediately to the right on a counter when entering the segment.
  • Rosewood - In Orphanage Halls, in a room on the top floor; on a desk in the room near the cafeteria, near one of the fuse locations. In Central Heating, on a box in the hallway; on a table in the first room.
  • Shaving Lenny - In Streets of Hope, inside the donut shop; upstairs of main garage; and in the break room above the main garage.
  • Dexter Industries - In Factory Compound, on top of a microwave in the trucker break building to the right after crossing the bridge.
  • Death Factory - In Decontamination, on the table next to the stripper at Carl's surprise birthday party.
  • Fight Night - In Patriot's Hangar, outside the trailer under the awning, stuck in a cutting board.
  • Skurky's Law - In Holding Cells, on the floor in the small room with the officer talking on the phone, to the right after opening the cell gate.
  • Operation Sledgehammer - In Hope Fair, on several food stands.
  • Blackwater Park - In Blackwater Park, in the basement.

HITMAN™

  • The Showstopper/Holiday Hoarders - A total of eight Kitchen Knives can be found within these missions:
    • Three in the Kitchen.
    • One in the Auction Catering Area.
    • One in the Bar.
    • One in the room north of the Locker Room.
    • One in the Basement Kitchen.
    • One in the Catering Delivery Area.
  • World of Tomorrow - A total of seven Kitchen Knives can be found within this mission:
    • One in the Kitchen.
    • One in the Morgue.
    • One in the ICA Safehouse.
    • One in the Ice Cream Shop.
    • One in the Butcher Shop.
    • One in the Apartments.
    • One in the kitchen above the Sanguine Shop.
  • The Icon - A total of three Kitchen Knives can be found within this mission:
    • Two in the Ice Cream Shop.
    • One east of the Butcher Shop.
  • Club 27 - A total of eight Kitchen Knives can be found within this mission:
    • Two in the Kitchen.
    • Two in Cross' Kitchen.
    • One in the Birthday Reception.
    • One in room 201.
    • One at the counter in Reception.
    • One in Medow Brown Lounge.
  • Freedom Fighters - Found in the Cafeteria.
  • Situs Inversus/Hokkaido Snow Festival - A total of two Kitchen Knives can be found within these missions:
    • One in the Kitchen.
    • One in Sakura Sushi.

HITMAN™ 2

  • A Gilded Cage (Legacy) -
  • Nightcall - Found in the kitchen.
  • The Finish Line - A total of five Kitchen Knives can be found within this mission:
    • Two in the Kitchen.
    • One in the food stand near Stands North.
    • One on a table on level 2 of Miami Bayside Center Expo.
    • One in the Conference Room.
  • Three-Headed Serpent - A total of nine Kitchen Knives can be found within this mission:
    • One in the Diner kitchen.
    • One in a dartboard in the Drummer's Apartment.
    • One in a dartboard in the Cartel Hangout.
    • One in a northern house.
    • One in the Outdoor Kitchen.
    • One in the Entertainment Room.
    • One in the Cartel Kitchen.
    • One in the Crew Quarters.
    • One in the Hippo Enclosure.
  • Chasing a Ghost - A total of two Kitchen Knives can be found within this mission:
    • One on the roof of the Foreman's Office.
    • One in the Canteen.
  • Another Life - A total of three Kitchen Knives can be found within this mission:
    • Two in the Janus Property kitchen.
    • One in the West Property kitchen.
  • The Ark Society - A total of two Kitchen Knives can be found within this mission:
    • One in the Kitchen.
    • One in the Stronghold Showroom.
  • Golden Handshake - Found in the kitchen.
  • The Last Resort - Found in the Cocktail Bar.

Perks

Melee-icon-2018 Lethal Melee Capable of executing targets in close combat.
Melee-icon-2018 Lethal Throw Capable of executing targets at range.
Distraction-icon-2018 Distraction Creates an audible distraction when thrown.

Variants

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Trivia

  • There has been some sort of knife-like weapon in every Hitman game.
  • If 'locked-on' to a target when throwing the knife, the knife will always kill them, even if it has to pass through walls and other obstacles. (in Hitman: Absolution & HITMAN™)
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