"This weapon is a veteran survivor's first choice."
— Item examination - English
— Item examination - Japanese
The Combat Knife is a weapon in Resident Evil CODE:Veronica.
One knife can be found in the prisoner management office on the desk next to Rodrigo.
Another knife will be within Chris' inventory when his section is started. A third knife can be found when playing as Chris in the Antarctic hall (2F).
Properly timed swipes at a zombie's legs could result in causing the enemy to collapse to the ground, buying the player time to either use their firearm or continue to stab at them. Additionally, properly placed swipes of the knife could result in multiple strikes on an enemy in a single attack, allowing for the possibility of killing zombies before they can get back to their feet.
It is interesting to note that the knife in this game is a S.T.A.R.S. knife. When you examine it closely (more easily discernible in the HD version) you can see that STARS is written on the blade. All characters use horizontal swings with the knife.
Every character in the Battle Game minigame start with start with a knife in their inventory with it being Wesker's only weapon (however the player can still find the Magnum in the casino bar mid-game).
- Koichi Hamamura, ed (2001) (in Japanese). BIOHAZARD CODE:Veronica Kanzenban Kaitai Shinsho. Famitsu. ISBN 4-7577-0422-4.