Chef's Knife in Final Fantasy X-2.

The Chef's Knife, also known as Tonberry's Knife, Kitchen Knife, Knife (ほうちょう, Hōchō?), or Cleaver, is a weapon of the Tonberry and a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. In most cases, Chef's Knife is a deadly non-elemental attack.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Knife (originally called Cleaver) is Tonberry's attack. It can only use the ability once it has moved close enough to the player. Knife attacks several times, ignores Defense and inflicts Sap.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Knife (originally called Cleaver) is an enemy ability used by the Tonberries enemy. The attack is used once the Tonberries enemy has moved in range, and deals heavy physical damage.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Knife enemy ability is an attack of the Tonberries and the Master Tonberries. An ordinary Tonberry cannot attack the player until it has moved close enough. When in range, the attack inflicts Instant Death to the target.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

The Tonberry enemies fought will use the Knife attack, this time known as Kitchen Knife.

The Tonberry's Knife is a key item that adds Tonberry summon and its "Murderous Thrust" attack to the DMW. It deals major non-elemental damage to one enemy.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Chef's Knife is an enemy ability, a summon attack, and an item.

The enemy ability and the summon work the same. The Tonberries, most commonly fought in Centra Ruins, use the attack. Tonberries will walk forward on most turns, using Everyone's Grudge as a counter-attack. Once it has come close enough, it can use its Chef's Knife attack to deal large, non-elemental damage.

Once the Tonberry King is defeated, the player will obtain the Tonberry summon. Its attack is the Chef's Knife and it functions just as the infamous Tonberry attack does. The damage can be increased by Boost and leveling up Tonberry's stats. The attack is also accompanied by a "Doink" sound for comedic purposes.

The Chef's Knife can be mugged and dropped from the Tonberry enemy and modified from their cards as well as the Tonberry King cards. Chef's Knives will increase a character's compatibility with the summon by three and can also be made into Death spells and AP Ammo.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Knife attack is a basic enemy physical attack used by the Goblin and the Ogre. In addition, it is an Instant Kill attack used by the Tonberry.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Chef's Knife is an enemy ability used by the three types of Tonberry. All of them must be in range before they can use the attack which deals major non-elemental damage.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Chef's Knife is an enemy ability that deals major non-elemental damage. It is used by both the Tonberry and Mega Tonberry.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

While Tonberry beastmen have a devastating short-ranged stabbing attack, called Throat Stab (急所突き, Kyuusho Tsuki?, lit. vitals stab), that reduces a player's health to 5% and resets enmity, it is (unusually) not an example of the Chef's Knife. However, there are several different items that are some form of Chef's Knife.

The quest "You Call That a Knife?", involves fetching a chef's knife for a tonberry who has lost his. The player must obtain a Tonberry Board (a chef's cutting board) and deliver it to the tonberry Chef Nonberry, gaining the key item "Nonberry's Knife" in exchange.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

The Knife attack is a basic physical attack used by the Tonberry. It may inflict the Stamina Down status.

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Knife is an enemy ability that deals moderate damage to one character and dispels one enhancement. It is used by Tonberry.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Knife is an enemy ability that used by Tonberry.

Tonberry's knife, called Grudge Knife, can be acquired as an adornment for monsters.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Dropped by a knight of the tonberry round table, this knife has an uncommonly sharp edge. Unfortunately, no human can DOINK with it like a tonberry can.

Item description

Chef's Knife is a key item obtained by defeating the Sir Tonberries for Randolph in Chapter 15. Giving the knife to Randolph yields the Ziedrich, the ultimate shield. The item description alludes to the Arthurian legend of the Knights of the Round Table, or the Knights of the Round summon from Final Fantasy VII. The "DOINK" part refers to the Tonberry Guardian Force from Final Fantasy VIII.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Tonberry knife stab. Reduces HP to 1/10.

Description

The Tonberry and Masterberry can use the Knife attack which reduces the target's health to 10% of the unit's maximum HP.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

Knife reduces a target's health to 10% of of the unit's current HP. This is only used by the Tonberries. The more dangerous Butcher Knife, also used by the Tonberries, reduces a target's HP to 1.

Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

Knife is a physical attack that damages one enemy, it also has a chance of inflicting Sleep.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Knife is the enemy ability that is used by the Tonberry and Master Tonberry during battle.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Knife is an active physical ability that inflicts neutral physical damage on a single target for 4 AP. It bypasses defense and has medium topple strength. It can be used by Paleberry and Tonberry.

Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

A kitchen knife is any knife that is intended to be used in food preparation. While much of this work can be accomplished with a few general-purpose knives – notably a large chef's knife, a tough cleaver, and a small paring knife – there are also many specialized knives that are designed for specific tasks. Being depicted as the ability associated with the Tonberry species of monster, references antagonists of horror genres, as their slow movement in battle, the crude nature of the implement used and the lethal nature of the attack is reminiscent of tense chase scenes against impending doom.

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