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"The last time I saw you, you gave me a knife and a loaded blaster and told me to wait in a bunker 'till daylight."
Jyn Erso, to Saw Gerrera[1]
The hand with the knife

Arvel Skeen holding a knife

The knife was a handheld melee weapon used for slashing and stabbing. A knife could also be used as a cutting tool or utensil. Combat knifes and throwing knifes were common types of knife. Vibro-knifes featured a small, vibrating blade that hummed when activated.[2] It was capable of cutting through metal materials, including droids and stuncuffs.

Galley knife referred to knives used in a starship's galley.[3] In 3 ABY,[4] the Rebel Alliance recruit Corbo carried a galley knife when attempting to visit the Imperial defector Everi Chalis regarding his pet felinx which had died under her orders.[3]

After the First Order attack on Tuanul, Rey used a knife to free BB-8 from Teedo's net.[5]

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Behind the scenes[]

"Moving on, we've got Obi-Wan's knife and this is an actual sharp knife."
"Is there a reason we would use something that is an actual sharp knife for a prop versus just something that's a dull blade? Does it pick up differently on camera?"
"Actually it's because if you notice from the scene he was actually cutting a real piece of meat."
―A member of the Lucasfilm Archives and Kristin Baver discussing the knife prop used in Obi-Wan Kenobi[6]

Knives were first identified in the novelization of the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens[5] and the audiobook version,[7] which were both released on December 15, 2015.[8][9]

During production of the Obi-Wan Kenobi television series, an actual sharp knife was used in the series because Obi-Wan Kenobi cut a real piece of meat in the first episode.[6]


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