Best Knife?

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Best Knife?

Joined: Jun 19 2012, 01:25 PM

Jun 28 2012, 05:00 PM #1

Is the Skramasaksi the best knife in the game?

I assume if I have one of these I don't need any other knife right? Unlike the axes which have unique uses...
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Joined: Feb 7 2007, 04:39 PM

Jun 29 2012, 01:41 AM #2

I've gotten a message like "A Skramasaksi is okay for this task, but takes longer" a few times -- I think peeling bark from a tree (alt-f p) was one of those cases. Certain tasks (don't remember which ones) will specify a broad knife or a small knife. Any knife will do, but those will work the fastest.
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Joined: Jul 15 2006, 10:56 AM

Jun 29 2012, 03:53 AM #3

A while back Sami added code for tools being better or worse for specific jobs. For axes it was easy to to figure out since most of the axes were added at the same time. Knives not so much because they have fewer tasks and there are so many.

Broad Knife is good for skinning. I tend to carry one of those. Skramasaksi is one of the best, if not the best, combat knives. Smaller knives tend to be inferior for hacking things like cutting down slender trunks (if you don't have an axe) while the big knives tend to be inferior for delicate tasks like peeling bark. I vaguely remember being surprised by the northern knife evidently being good for everything.

All of this anecdotal of course, I'm not the type to sit and check what message I get for each and every tools in every action.
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Joined: Jun 13 2012, 03:16 AM

Jun 29 2012, 11:25 AM #4

I've never had the message "...but takes longer" with the northern knife, apart from the new cloth mods which specifically what a small knife.
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Joined: Jun 19 2012, 01:25 PM

Jun 29 2012, 11:57 PM #5

Ah...I started with a hunting knife and never noticed any messages like I did with the axes.

I guess I'll get all the knives and experiment a bit.

I'm a tad anal and like to use the best tool for each job.

Thanks for the replies. :)
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josiah
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May 28 2017, 07:32 PM #6

according to the unreal world wiki, the small knife is the best for almost all kinds of crafting. you can test this by having all the knives in your inventory, and by seeing which one is used by default.

i am about ten hours in, and i dont think that i have seen a small knife for sale. they might be carried by the npc's.

i think that many of the knives are the same but have different amounts of damage, but i am not sure.
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