Walheim’s butcher’s knife has a special purpose. It was added in the Hearth and Home update specifically to kill the animals that fell in love with you. I know this sounds terrible, but players are taming pigs, wolves, boars, and farm animals not just for companionship but for resources. I’m not saying we don’t like our pets, but we also love turning them into food, clothing and industry ingredients, especially since the modernization has added more uses to them.
It was customary to kill tamed animals with any ancient weapon, but this led to a lot of accidental deaths of animals during battles with monsters. The Hearth and Home update requires you to turn on friendly fire or your weapons won’t do any damage to tamed creatures. And since most people play with friendly fire, you may want to make a butcher’s knife when it’s time to harvest your flock.
Walheim Butcher’s Knife: How to Make One
A very simple butcher’s knife recipe:
If you’ve been away from the game for a while, you can find tin deposits in the Black Forest biome, along the banks of rivers, the edge of lakes, or the ocean. Dig it up with an ax and melt it into tin ingots in your furnace. We have instructions for How to craft and upgrade Valheim forge here.
With your new butcher knife, it doesn’t matter if friendly fire is off or on, you can kill your tamed creatures and take things out of them. Cruel, yes. But it is very useful and tasty.