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A Knife as it appears in-game.
Source Kitchen (1st Floor) (Derceto)
Game(s) Alone in the Dark (1992)

The Knives are a weapon that can be picked up in the kitchen. It is a weapon that allows short-range enemies dangerously close to the protagonist before being struck. However, the knife is particularly effective when run against opponents, allowing you to inflict a good deal of damage, keeping a safe distance.