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Ziel Throwing Knife

Two Bailey Ziel throwing knives

A Throwing Knife is a specially designed Knife that is intended specifically for being thrown at a target. They are generally made out of single piece of material, usually steel, and weighted to be balanced during flight. Throwing Knives are generally ineffective combat weapons, as the knife will probably be unrecoverable after if it is thrown during a combat situation, and mostly used as novelty or sporting items.

Battlefield 1942Edit

The Commando Knife and the German Elite Knife are weapons featured in the Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII expansion and are issued to the British Commandos and to the German Elite Forces respectively, replacing the default combat knife when playing in the expansion.

They function identical to the default knife and share the same stats but by pressing the primary fire key, the knives can be thrown or used as a melee weapon with the secondary fire key. Each kit comes with five knives.

Battlefield VietnamEdit

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The subject of this article, Commando Knife, has been cut from the final version of Battlefield Vietnam.
The Commando knife is a weapon which was cut from Battlefield Vietnam early in development. It shares the same model as the standard U.S./ARVN combat knife, but is held with the blade upwards rather than downwards.

Its animations seem to be identical to that of the combat knife in Battlefield 1942; however, its damage system files indicate that it was originally intended to be used like the throwing knife from the Secret Weapons of WWII expansion for Battlefield 1942 rather than as a close-quarters weapon.

Battlefield HardlineEdit

The Throwing Knife is an all kit weapon introduced in the Battlefield Hardline: Robbery expansion.

Unlike other blades featured in Hardline, the Throwing Knife fills the Grenade slot instead of the melee slot, and is thrown as a projectile. While it has an extremely limited range, it will kill in one hit, making it ideal in close quarters situations[1].

The Gold throwing knife is unlocked upon completion of the Rubber Arm Syndicate assignment. Upon obtaining 25 kills with the throwing knife, the "That's Not a Knife" achievement/trophy will be unlocked.



Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
That's Not a Knife! That's Not a Knife! Kill 25 enemies with the Throwing Knife 50G Silver

Battlefield VEdit

The Throwing Knife is a gadget featured in Battlefield V. As they fill the Grenade slot, they are replenished primarily at Supply Stations.


The Throwing Knife is a gadget available in all War Stories. Players are equipped with a maximum of six throwing knives. Due to the limited availability of suppressed weapons, throwing knives are the most viable options to clear areas undetected. Obtaining a hit with a throwing knife is an instant kill at any range.


The Throwing Knife is issued to the Recon kit. Players are equipped with two throwing knives. Due to their precision, throwing knives are somewhat difficult to obtain hits. Should a player strike an enemy within 10 meters, they will be killed instantly.

Unlike other thrown weapons, any dropped Ammo Pouch will restock the player with one knife—up to the maximum of two—in addition to the pouch's normal ammunition replenishment. Any missed knives stuck to objects cannot be retrieved.



  • Battlefield V originally equipped players with six throwing knives. Additionally, throwing knives had a maximum damage range of 15 meters. This was reduced to 7 meters in a subsequent patch, and was later increased to its current range of 10 meters.


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