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Added in Repentance

Knife Piece 1 is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.


  • Spawns a knife handle familiar that follows Isaac.
  • Generates a room in Stage Mines icon.png Mines / Stage Ashpit icon.png Ashpit II for Knife Piece 2 Knife Piece 2 to spawn in.
  • Combines with Knife Piece 2 Knife Piece 2 to form a knife familiar that launches itself in the direction Isaac shoots, dealing 25 damage to and piercing enemies it hits.
  • Launching it at the red door at the end of Mausoleum Mausoleum/Gehenna Gehenna II will open the door, destroying the knife in the process.

How to Acquire[]

  • A white fire place will be present in Downpour Downpour / Dross Dross II. Touching the white fire place temporarily transforms Isaac into The Lost The Lost. Another room on the floor has a mirror, which Isaac can enter while a ghost. Walking through the mirror will teleport Isaac to the Mirrored world. The Knife Piece is in the mirror world's Treasure Room. After acquiring it, Isaac can return to the normal floor by walking through the mirror again.
    • The mirror floor is technically a separate area to the normal floor with an identical layout, meaning all rooms will not be cleared, and that destroying obstacles in one area has no effect on the other.
    • No other items or pickups naturally spawn in the mirror floor, although they can still be generated or awarded for clearing a room.
    • If the character is The Lost The Lost, Tainted Lost Tainted Lost, Tainted Jacob Tainted Jacob in his Lost form, Tainted Forgotten Tainted Forgotten's Soul, or any character upon using Soul of the Lost Soul of the Lost, the mirror can be entered without interacting with the white campfire.
      • Since Tainted Forgotten does not need to interact with the white fire to enter the mirror, their normal health remains intact.
      • Despite the Soul of the Lost only lasting for one room in most circumstances, when used to enter the mirror, the Lost form will be kept until Isaac leaves the mirror world, meaning Isaac cannot keep his health on his way to obtain the Knife Piece.
    • Should the player use a Forget Me Now Forget Me Now on this floor, it's possible (though useless) to acquire two separate Knife Piece 1s.
      • However, the spare Knife Piece can be rerolled just like any other pedestal item.


  • Isaac will remain as The Lost until after he has cleared a room of enemies; it does not matter whether this room is in the mirror world. His normal form will be restored upon entering any room outside the mirror world. This effect can extend to the next floor.
  • If you don't have Holy Mantle Holy Mantle unlocked on The Lost The Lost, you don't get Holy Mantle while in ghost form.
  • The knife piece can be rerolled, in the event that Mother is not the desired completion mark.