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

The MK1-Kunai is one of two Secondary weapon options available to new Tenno, which can be acquired from the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue. The MK1-Kunai is suited for new players who desire a silent and stealthy sidearm.

This weapon can be sold for Credits642,500.


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • Silent.
  • Can hit multiple enemies in a short line (caused by flying dead bodies and not by the Kunai).
  • Very fast reload speed.
  • Fast fire rate.
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Two Madurai Pol polarity slots, ideal for Hornet Strike and Barrel Diffusion.


  • Has travel time, making it difficult to land an accurate shot at long distances.
  • Shoots in an arc, making it difficult for use at long range.
  • Low critical chance, although higher than the Kunai.
  • 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)


  • This weapon can be bought in the Market for Credits6415,000.

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.


  • While the MK1-Kunai deals weaker damage per hit than the Kunai, it has a slightly higher critical chance and critical damage.
  • 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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