Throwing knives were a weapon of choice for Judeau, and later Guts. They were also used by Rita in Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage.

Appearance Edit

These knives are first seen used by Guts, and chronologically by Judeau. They are fairly small and fin-shaped, being triangular with curved edges leading to a point, somewhat resembling an arrowhead. The handles are small, thin, and align with a ridge down the center. Judeau at first held them in straps on his legs, then in a strap across his chest, which Guts mimicked.

Abilities Edit

These knives depend on accuracy, and being too small to deal lethal damage, often need to be thrown at vital points. Guts primarily used them when stealth was necessary, opting for the Repeater Crossbow in situations where less accuracy and attention to ammunition was required.

Story Edit

Throwing knives were Judeau's preferred weapon, and he later taught Guts the basics of handling them.[1] Judeau uses them to kill two guards during the mission to rescue Griffith, targeting the men's throats from a distance.[2] Guts uses them to take out two soldiers guarding the Slug Count's quarters,[3] and later against the apostle himself, though their effect on the Slug Count's soft body is minimal. They fail again when aimed at Rosine, who deflects them with her proboscis.[4]

As Guts amasses other weapons and strategies, his use of throwing knives diminishes; his Miniature Bombs provide more reliable impact and the Repeater Crossbow is more forgiving towards ammo consumption. Guts appears to retrieve the knives after the chaos of his battles ends as they are usually seen with him afterwards. However, after the Berserker Armor is acquired, they disappear from use.

References Edit

  1. ^ Berserk, Volume 14, "Armament"
  2. ^ Berserk, Volume 10, "The Eve (1)"
  3. ^ Berserk, Volume 2, "Guardian Angels of Desire (3)"
  4. ^ Berserk, Volume 15, "Queen"
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