The knife is Leon’s best friend, as it can parry, stealth kill, and execute downed enemies. As such, it’s vital to know how to repair the knife in Resident Evil 4 remake. Repairing the knife will fully replenish its durability, letting you escape grabs and parry to your heart’s content once more. It’s a key mechanic, but easy to miss if you’re new to the game. Here's what you need to know to repair your knife in Resident Evil 4.
How to repair the knife in Resident Evil 4 remake
To repair the knife in Resident Evil 4 you need to visit the merchant. Stop by his store and open the Tune Up menu. Here you’ll find the option to Repair at the bottom of the upgrades for the knife. If your knife is broken, expect to pay out around 3,000 Pesetas to repair it.
You won’t encounter the merchant character until you’ve traveled past the windmill and been been temporarily captured at the end of the chapter. Once you wake up, you’ll find the merchant outside of the building you escape from. Until then, you’ll have to rely on the starting durability of the blade as you cannot repair the knife.
If your knife breaks, you’ll have to make use of any kitchen knives you’ve picked up. These have significantly reduced damage and durability when compared to Leon’s main knife, but they can still be used to parry or break grabs. We recommend having a knife at your disposal at all times as a defensive measure.
The cost of repairing your knife varies depending on its remaining durability. Regardless, we recommend making it a priority to repair the knife in Resident Evil 4 whenever you visit a merchant. You’ll also likely want to increase its durability as soon as possible. In fact, we'd recommend you make the knife the first weapon you upgrade to max in the game. This will both improve your chances of it lasting until you reach another merchant and also save you money on repairs in the long run.
Now that you know how to repair the knife in Resident Evil 4 remake, why not check out some of our other guides? We can help you with loads of the early requests, including the Farm Blue Medallion locations, the Grave Robber request, and how to get a Gold Chicken Egg.