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The switchblade is a melee weapon in Cry of Fear.


The player starts with this weapon after the first Nightmare Sequences. The switchblade has 2 attack modes; a Slash Attack and a Stab Attack, the latter dealing more damage to an enemy, but being a bit more slowly executed compared to the Slash Attack. When dual wielded, the blade deals the same damage as the slash, but it has a speed closer to that of the stab.


  • First weapon made available to the player
  • Fast swing speed
  • Two attack modes; A quick slash attack, or a slower but stronger stab attack
  • Can be used to kill weaker types of monsters, conserving ammunition


  • Weakest melee weapon in the game
  • Weaker when dual-wielding


Swing sound


  • The knife itself is not actually a switchblade, it is actually a folding knife as a switchblade consists of an internal blade coated by a case and opened with a slide, this knife does not contain that.
    • This is most likely a mistake Rönnberg did not know about at the time of creating Cry of Fear.
  • Simon most likely got the switchblade to harm himself with it.
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