The MK1-Kunai is the standard issue throwing knives for all Tenno.

The MK1-Kunai is MK1 variant of the Kunai and is the standard issue throwing knives for all Tenno recruit, suited for new players who desire a silent and stealthy sidearm.

This weapon can be sold for Credits642,500.


During the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue, the MK1-Kunai is one of two secondary weapons offered to the player, the other being the Lato.

The weapon can also be purchased from the Market for Credits6415,000.


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b Puncture damage – effective against armor.
  • Silent.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • Innate two Madurai Pol polarities.


  • Low Impact b Impact and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against shields and health.
  • Projectiles have travel time with arcing.
  • Very low critical chance.
  • Extremely low status chance.
  • Although listed as 100% accurate, the MK1-Kunai has a slight random spread with every throw, making long range targets more difficult to hit.


  • MK1-Kunai, compared to Kunai:
    • Lower base damage (40.0 vs. 46.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (4.0 vs. 4.6)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (30.0 vs. 34.5)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (6.0 vs. 6.9)
    • Lower critical chance (5% vs. 8%)
    • Higher critical damage multiplier (2x vs. 1.6x)
    • Lower status chance (2.5% vs. 8%)
    • Faster reload speed (0.75 s vs. 0.8 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 2)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

Main article: Category:Kunai Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


  • Make sure to adjust your aim for moving targets.
  • When using at a distance, aim above the enemy to adjust for the arc of the blades.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed.


  • The MK1-Kunai does not have the pinning properties of other projectile weapons, such as the Boltor or Paris, but will simply throw targets backwards upon death.


  • The Kunai (苦無) was traditionally a multipurpose tool, similar in design to a crowbar. It could be used for gardening, masonry, and other things.
  • In popular culture, the word "Kunai" is often associated with ninjas and is depicted as a throwing knife.
  • The MK1-Kunai was introduced as a new starting weapon option in Update 14.0, alongside the Lato and the MK1-Furis.
  • The MK1-Kunai is the only weapon obtainable in Vor's Prize yet to receive a prime upgrade.
    • The Spira Prime was originally meant to be the Prime upgrade to the Kunai, but it was mistranslated to Spira, DE changed its stats and made it the Prime to the normal Spira .


  • Despite being acquirable from the Vor's Prize tutorial, the MK1-Kunai currently requires Mastery Rank 2 to purchase.


  • Close up shot of the Kunai being held
  • The stance used when holding the Kunai
  • Kunai Colour Choices
  • Holding the Kunai like dual pistols
  • Hobbled Sprinting Kunai
  • Sliding Kunai Glitch

MK1-Kunai Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 19.10
  • Kunai model reworked.

See alsoEdit

  • Kunai, the standard version of this weapon.
  • Despair, another thrown secondary, used by the Stalker.
  • Hikou, another thrown secondary.
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