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Knife, tactical

Starfinder Core Rulebook p.185

Level: 7
Price: 6000
Damage: 2d4 S
Bulk: L
Special: Analog, operative

These light blades can be used for both mundane tasks and combat. A typical survival knife has a fixed, single-edged, carbon-steel or ceramic blade and is treated against corrosion. Tactical knives have large, double-edged blades, often with a section of serrated blade near the haft, and they come in both fixed- and folding-blade designs; users may prefer one style or the other, but the two are identical in terms of price, weight, and damage dealt.

One-handed WeaponsTypeLevelPriceDamageCriticalBulkSpecialSource
Knife, survivalBasic1951d4 SLAnalog, operativeCRB p.185
Knife, tacticalBasic760002d4 SLAnalog, operativeCRB p.185


This weapon does not use any advanced electronics, computer systems, or electrical power sources. It is immune to abilities that target technology. While this use of the word “analog” is not technically correct when referring to technology, use of the term in this way has become common throughout the Pact Worlds.


An operative can use the trick attack class feature (see page 93) with a weapon that has this special property. Any character can add her Dexterity modifier rather than her Strength modifier on melee attack rolls with weapons with this special property.

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