Tribalman's Shiv

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The Sniper

The Tribalman's Shiv is a community-created melee weapon for the Sniper. It is a stylized kukri[1] composed of reddish wood with a curved edge in front and a serrated edge on its broad side.

The weapon deals 50% less damage than the Kukri, but causes the opponent to bleed and lose health for 6 seconds. Because of the reduced initial damage, direct contact with the opponent is not advised — the user should instead perform hit and run tactics to take down encroaching enemies like Spies that Cloak when attacked. The Tribalman's Shiv was the first weapon to feature the Bleeding effect.

The kill icon for the Tribalman's Shiv was contributed by NeoDement.

This item was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 33
Point blank 28-37
Critical 98
Mini-crit 37-50
Bleeding 8 / s
48 total
Bleeding (mini-crit) 10 / s
60 total
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Bleeding duration 6 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Dead Ringer Huntsman Tribalman's Shiv
Item icon Dead Ringer.png + Item icon Huntsman.png = Item icon Tribalman's Shiv.png
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Tribalman's Shiv.png Item icon Bushwacka.png Item icon Shahanshah.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png
Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

As a crafting ingredient

Tribalman's Shiv Sandman Boston Basher
Item icon Tribalman's Shiv.png + Item icon Sandman.png = Item icon Boston Basher.png

Strange variant


Related achievements

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Be Polite
Be Polite
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you doffing your hat.


Kook the Spook
Kook the Spook
Kill 10 Spies with your Kukri.
Jarate Chop
Jarate Chop
Use your Kukri to kill 3 enemies doused in your Jarate.

Update history

May 20, 2010 Patch (Second Community Contribution Update)
  • The Tribalman's Shiv was added to the game.

May 27, 2010 Patch

  • The Tribalman's Shiv was given a kill icon.
  • Death by bleeding now shows the bleed kill icon. Previously it was whatever weapon the Sniper was holding at the time (or if holding Jarate or dead, the suicide/environmental death kill icon.)

July 8, 2010 Patch (Engineer Update)

  • The Tribalman's Shiv's bleed duration reduced to 6 second (was 8), and its damage penalty increased to 50% (was 35%).

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • [Undocumented] The Tribalman's Shiv's view model was updated to match the world model.

December 21, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Tribalman's Shiv was added to the crafting blueprint for the Boston Basher.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed melee attacks not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added new community contributed response rules to the Tribalman's Shiv.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage bonus attribute was changed from "-50% damage done" to "-50% damage penalty".

April 27, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange Quality.

November 12, 2013 Patch

Trivia

  • Originally, the creator of the Shiv intended to make the viewmodel as it is now, but on a critical hit the knife would be turned so that the serrated edge would strike the enemy. This required custom animations which neither the creator nor Valve were willing to make. As a result, the animation was never implemented.[1]
  • The Tribalman's Shiv took approximately 7 and a half hours to make, from formulating the idea to submitting it.
  • The Sniper achievement Dead Reckoning can be earned by killing an enemy with bleeding after the player has died.
  • The Sniper achievement Shoot The Breeze can be earned by killing an enemy Spy with bleeding while the Spy is Cloaked.

Gallery

References

  1. a b Hackett, "How It’s Done: Introduction, and New". . Retrieved July 24, 2010.

See also