For the Red Dead Redemption variant, see Hunting Knife.

The Hunting Knife is a weapon featured in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.


An all-purpose Bowie knife with a sharp clip-point blade, steel crossguard, and sturdy wooden handle. Designed for combat, this weapon can give the edge to any close-quarters melee fight, or be used for silent takedowns. For hunters, this is also the perfect weapon for killing and skinning animals. Remember: there are no rules in a knife fight.


This knife is available to the player at the start of the game.



  • It is the only melee weapon the player can customize.
  • The knife is holstered behind the main sidearm holster, on the right side of Arthur or John; the previous game's version was kept on the left, behind the satchel.


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