Northern Knife

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Northern Knife
Northern Knife.png
Basic Info
Cultures: All
Weight: 2
Trade Value: 320
Flammable: No
Required By: "Käpälälauta"-fox trap, Arrow, Blunt arrow, Fur Footwear, Fur Leggings, Fur Shirt, Fur cap, Fur cloak, Fur footwear, Fur hood, Fur leggings, Fur mittens, Fur overcoat, Grainflail, Juniper Bow, Leather belt, Leather cap, Leather cuirass, Leather forearm guards, Leather leggings, Leather shin guards, Leather shirt, Leather shoes, Light lever trap, Pine Tree, Shortbow, Skin, Skis, Slender Tree Trunk, Slender tree trunk, Small deadfall trap, Stone Axe, Wooden bowl, Wooden cup, Wooden mug
Combat Information
Skill Required: Knife
Blunt Damage: 1
Edge Damage: 2
Point Damage: 4
Attack Bonus: Very Little
Defense Bonus: Very Little


The Northern Knife is one of the heavy knives, and is more effective for heavy-duty operations, e.g. cutting down young trees, and construction. The Northern Knife can be received upon starting if you choose any of the northern-based tribes, Seal-Tribe, Owl-Tribe and Kuikka-Tribe.

As with all knives, do not throw them, lest it suffer instant break upon impact, leaving you stuck without a knife, and a potentially still alive attacker.

URW Game Encyclopedia description

The official URW in-game encyclopedia (accessed by the F1 key) describes the Northern knife thusly:

The knife is one of the main tools used by the Northern Peoples. The northern knife is one of the largest knives, and it is used when killing reindeer and in hideworking, eating and building. A lot of tales is told by the southern peoples about the mighty northern knife, and it is commonly held that northern peoples use special incantations and magical spells to drive supernatural powers into their knives.

Real life context

The Northern Knife is based primarily on the traditional Sami knives, as much of the material culture of UrW's northern tribes is inspired by traditional Sami tools and technology. In the real world, the Sami language term for the knife is stuorraniibi, which simply means "big knife".

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