Black knife

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UnpoisonedPoisonPoison+Poison++
Black knife
Black knife.png
Released14 April 2003 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableYes
StackableYes
OptionsWield
DestroyDrop
ExamineA finely balanced throwing knife.
Values
Value19 coins
High alch11 coins
Low alch7 coins
Weight0 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange49 coins (info)
Buy limit7,000
Daily volume215,604
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Advanced data
Item ID869
Black knife detail.png
Black knife(p) detail.png
Black knife(p+) detail.png
Black knife(p++) detail.png

The black knife is a throwing knife that requires a Ranged level of 10 to wield. It is stronger than a steel knife but weaker than a mithril knife. As with all black equipment, this item cannot be made via the Smithing skill. A black knife must either be obtained as a monster drop, or bought from another player. They can be poisoned and can be wielded with a shield or god book for protection.

Throwing knives are among the fastest weapons in the game (along with darts), and are commonly used for PKing or training Ranged.

UnpoisonedPoisonPoison+Poison++
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesBlack knife equipped.pngBlack knife equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+10
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+0+8+0%+0List
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 3.png4
squares

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: ThrownCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Thrown.pngAccurateRangedAccurateRanged and Hitpoints+3 Ranged
RapidRangedRapidRanged and Hitpoints+1 Attack speed
LongrangeRangedLongrangeRanged, Defence, and Hitpoints+3 Defence and +2 Attack range

Item sources[edit | edit source]

Black knife[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Ankou Regular (m)75; 82; 86; 95 Multicombat.png11/100
Cyclops Regular56; 76; 81 Multicombat.png4–1316/100
Cyclops Warriors' Guild Basement106 Multicombat.png224/100
Shadow warrior48 Multicombat.png11/128
Soldier (Burthorpe)48 Multicombat.png613/128

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 July 2021
(update)

The position of the weapon and its variants on female players has been adjusted so that they appear to be equipped properly.

22 August 2006
(update)
  • The extra strong poisoned variant was renamed from "Black knife(+)" to "Black knife(p+)".
  • The super strong poisoned variant was renamed from "Black knife(s)" to "Black knife(p++)".

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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UnpoisonedPoison
Black knife detail (beta).png
Black knife(p) detail (beta).png
Black knife detail.png
Black knife(p) detail.png
Black knife (beta).png
Black knife(p) (beta).png
Black knife.png
Black knife(p).png
RuneScape 2
Beta
29 March 2004 –
present