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Kunai as seen in Final Fantasy V.

The ninja knows that a blade may make a passing good ladder, key, or splint; yet he also knows that it is best used for killing.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description

Kunai (くない, Kunai?), also known as Ninja Knife, Imperial, Short and Short Knife, is a recurring weapon in the series. It is often a low-rank dagger or ninja dagger with no special properties, though it can be used by several characters and jobs most of the time.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Small katana used by ninjas.

Description

Final Fantasy IV (GBA).

Kunai (originally translated as Short and Katana in the Easy Type), is a katana only Edge can equip, and is his starting weapon. It can be bought in Cave of Eblan for 4,000 gil, has an Attack of 25, and Accuracy of 40. This weapon is metallic.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

The Kunai is the weakest katana, providing 7 Attack and 40% Accuracy. It can be bought for 200 gil.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Small blade favored by ninjas. Can be used with Spellblade.

Description

The Kunai is a low-ranked knife used by Ninja and Freelancers. It can be bought in Karnak and Lix for 600 gil, and has an Attack of 26. It also adds +1 Speed.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Basic, straight-bladed ninja dagger.

Description

Kunai (originally called Imperial) is a low to mid-ranked dagger used by Shadow, and is his starting weapon. It can be stolen from Baalzephon. It has an attack power of 82, and enables the Runic command.

Kunai is also one of the weapons thrown by the Outsider, which deals moderate non-elemental damage to one target.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

A Kunai is the most basic katana that a Ninja can wield.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The Ninja Knife is the offhand weapon that Reddas wields as a guest party member. It provides 25 Evade, and is not obtainable by normal means.

Unlike the swords wielded by Reddas in his concept artwork, the Ninja Knife resembles a Khukuri.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

A multipurpose sword for ninjas.

Description

The Kunai (also known as Ninja Knife) is the second weakest ninja blade. It can be bought for 5,000 gil, poached from Ghouls or found with the Treasure Hunter ability as a rare treasure at Grogh Heights, and has an Attack of 9 and Defense of 5%.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

This ninja sword can be used for many purposes.

Description

The Ninja Knife is the second weakest katana, with Zanmato being the weakest. It teaches Throw to Ninjas and has an Attack of 31. It can be bought for 2,000 gil in the shop after the first shop upgrade, and is also a random reward for completing missions.

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

Kunai is the weakest katana and can be equipped by Ninja. It teaches Throw to Ninjas for 100 AP. It has an Attack power of 31 and can be bought for 500 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using an Earth Stone, Xergis Tin, and Prima Petal.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

The Kunai has an attack of 10 and can be bought on the 40F of the Trial Tower for 20,000 gil.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

Kunai is the weakest ninja sword. It provides 55 attack power and is effective against humans.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

Kunai is a level 1 parrying hand armor, providing +4 Defense and +1 Attack.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Kunai is a level 1 parrying that provides the character with an Attack Power of 2 and a Defense of 1.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

An enchanted ninjato that increases the wielder's mobility.

Description

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War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

A stealthy weapon from the land of Wa, a mysterious island nation that vanished centuries ago. It is believed to be a kind of shuriken that was the preferred weapon of a school of ninjas known as the Koga.

Description

Kunai is a dagger that provides 27 P.ATK, 95 Aim, 3 Critical, and +20 EVD. It can be found in Hartschild and Starkfort, or dropped or stolen from Kikyo.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

A stealthy weapon from the land of Wa, a mysterious island nation that vanished centuries ago. It is believed to be a kind of shuriken that was preferred weapon of a school of ninjas known as the Kōga.

Description

Kunai is a dagger that provides 26 P.ATK, 95 Aim, 3 Critical, and deals 50% more damage to beasts. It can be found Geyser Grotto, or stolen from Kikyō (ch 2, 5).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Kunai are a Japanese bladed weapon associated with ninja and likely derived from gardening tools. They are short blades with holes on the end of the handles that provide a multitude of uses, such as a grip or tying them to the body. They were primarily used for melee combat and to dig holes in walls and floors, but can also be used as throwing weapons.

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