Be the Knife achievement in Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360)

Be the Knife

Deflect a bow gun arrow with your knife.

Be the Knife0
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How to unlock the Be the Knife achievement

  • NFred76NFred7683,668
    20 Apr 2009 20 Apr 2009
    83 3 7
    I got this easily in chapter 3-3, when Josh is driving the speedboat and the majini are following you in boats themselves. I just faced them and kept swinging.

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    JyejitsuFor some fucking reason the Majini are scared of my character and they never shoot me >_> always my stupid partner wish I could kick them off the boat D:. Great solution though!
    Posted by Jyejitsu on 20 Mar 12 at 10:40
    CONKER1182Got it on my first try. Positive vote from me. smile
    Posted by CONKER1182 on 28 Dec 13 at 00:25
    netstrykerFollowing your solution I just tried twice and got on second try. Great!
    Posted by netstryker on 02 Apr 19 at 21:53
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  • Jac DeathlyJac Deathly241,027
    15 Mar 2009 18 Mar 2009
    40 2 7
    On the mission 2-1, Train Station, there will be several crossbow guys on top of the crates. Sheva will get distracted by the dogs and manjini on the ground so if you climb up to the crates and jump over to the crossbow guys, she should not notice you.
    Now this is one of the first levels the crossbow guys appear so they will take awhile to shoot you and will often times just stare at you. So what you do is walk up to the crossbow so that when you swing your knife it hits the tip of the crossbow but not the guy. So in other words you are close, but not close enough to hit the zombie. Now just continue swinging your knife and eventually he should shoot and you will deflect the arrow. If it doesn't work the first time, try again it will work eventually. Good luck.
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    SambawebBest solution if Sheva have no weapon it's easy as shit!
    Posted by Sambaweb on 20 Jun 14 at 10:44
    shammy1975great guide..got it with the 2nd arrow fired..ty
    Posted by shammy1975 on 19 Jul 14 at 21:34
    Jac DeathlyNo problem, friend. :)
    Posted by Jac Deathly on 19 Jul 14 at 23:25
  • 38 3 10
    This one can be challenging with Sheva always shooting the crossbow guys. When there's multiple guys with the bows, just put a good amount of distance between you and them. This allows you to see the arrow coming from a distance and gives you about a second or so to time it just right. Took me a few tries because Sheva kept shooting them all. But when I got to finally take a swing it only took me two tries. Good luck!
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    TurboTony19I must be really lucky because i got this one before 1-3 and i didn't even know i had done it until i just checked through my achievement list. I did this with a human team mate so i can see why that would be helpful.
    Posted by TurboTony19 on 23 Aug 09 at 22:01
    AlhiadosJust take out her guns!!!
    Posted by Alhiados on 18 Nov 09 at 18:00
    GnomishNinjaIt took me a couple dozen tries, but I finally got this by standing about 10 ft back from the majini and swinging wildly while my co-op partner stood by to heal me. This was on chapter 2-1.
    Posted by GnomishNinja on 08 Mar 10 at 06:00
  • Kampfkeiler2Kampfkeiler252,889
    10 Jul 2009 09 Jun 2010 08 Jun 2014
    27 1 1
    Go to chapter 2-1. Be sure that Sheva has no weapon and than kill every enemy until this guy in the video is the last man standing. Go to that place like i did in the video and you will get it very fast.
  • keoskeykeoskey1,284,269
    14 Jun 2009 13 Jun 2009 13 Jun 2009
    24 2 0
    Take all of Sheva's guns away except a stun rod then she wont shoot them giving you all the time in the world to get it unless the bow kills you. good luck and don't get killed out there.
  • thenk83thenk8334,737
    19 Mar 2009 19 Mar 2009
    19 0 1
    This may not help but... I counted seconds and did it on Chapter 2-1 and got it with the Red Shirted zombie. Another tip is get rid of all of Sheva's weapons. Either way I counted One One Thousand Two One Thousand Three One Thousand, etc. You start counting when you see the flame. By the time you get to 6-7 One Thousand the arrow is fired. So by the time I said "Thousand" at the 5 second mark. I swung and cha-ching. Only took two-three tries. Another tip is diagonally face him and stand below him. This decreases the risk of getting hit and practicing your swing timing. I honestly think I deflected a miss hit. All of his shots hit the metal crate behind me. Have fun!
  • DistortedZeroDistortedZero334,506
    08 Apr 2009 11 Apr 2009
    12 0 0
    Well for me, I got it on chapter 2-2. Right after Irving gets away scene, go to the window, kill everyone else besides the bow gun arrow majini so you don't get shot from other majini. So now you just stand at the window and knife away until an arrow hits you. This is also a good way because sometimes when you try to knife an arrow majini's arrow, they will miss sometimes and it will be frustrating. But, with this method, they are forced to aim directly at you since you are so far away.
  • CloudMirCloudMir133,390
    03 Mar 2010 03 Mar 2010
    10 0 0
    The "Desperate Escape" DLC gives a great chance to get this. When you do your first assist jump, once you're up there you'll face two enemies with bow guns (at least, in Veteran mode you do). Your partner is stuck below with no view of them, so cannot fire at them, leaving you to deal with them all alone and not worry they'll get killed. It's so early on that you can just keep at this until you succeed.
  • BlackArrow420BlackArrow42040,894
    13 Mar 2009 28 Mar 2009
    13 4 0
    This can be done on pretty much any mission that a zombie will shoot an arrow at you. It takes about 6 seconds inbetween arrow shots so just keep count and you'll get it eventually.
  • TrueAnakin09TrueAnakin09101,382
    11 Jan 2012 11 Feb 2013
    3 0 0
    On Chapter 2-1 you will eventually come to a concrete bridge that has lost a section, meaning you'll have to jump across. First, take away Sheva's weapons so she doesn't interfere. Then jump the bridge and walk forward slowly until a cutscene shows with a suicidal truck. Shoot the red barrels on the sides of the bridge to turn this beast over then run up the the corner of the truck. At the other end of the bridge you'll notice several majini with bowguns. Again, walk forward slowly until they start shooting. Even if Sheva has weapons, she shouldn't attack but it's better to be safe than sorry. Raise your knife and just start swinging. Yes, you will take damage, yes this may take a while, and yes this does involve quite a bit of luck but with multiple arrows, the distance between hostile and you, and the fact that everyone's stationary makes this the easiest way to get it.
  • Removed Gamer
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    9 7 3
    I got this quite easily on chapter 2-2. Do this: Take away all of Sheva's weapons then when the level starts start making your way through the Railroad cars until you get to the bit where you can climb up two sets of planks and a ladder to get to the top of the cars. You should come up against 3 guys with arrows. Now just stand there with you knife out and keep swinging. I got it in about 4 tries.
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