Bladed tool maintenance is a gameplay mechanic for maintaining the hunting knife and hatchet.

Overview Edit

Bladed tool maintenance involves using the whetstone to keep a hunting knife or hatchet in optimal condition. It will not be a indefinite solution and at some point a hand-made alternative will be needed.[1] This mechanic includes a Sharpening skill which is visible in the actions interface for bladed tools.

Sharpening Edit

As of version 0.393, the Sharpening skill, which is only visible when maintaining a bladed tool and not in the player's journal, starts at 30 points for the player. The skill point increases by 1 for each time the blade is sharpened. Skill progression bonus are detailed below:

Sharpening Skill Tool Condition Improvement Time to Sharpen Chance of Success
30 3% 12 minutes 100%
35 4% 12 minutes 100%
40 4% 11 minutes 100%
50 4% 10 minutes 100%
60 4% 9 minutes 100%
67 5% 9 minutes 100%
70 5% 8 minutes 100%
81 5% 7 minutes 100%
90 5% 6 minutes 100%
100 5% 5 minutes 100%

Game history Edit

The bladed tool maintenance mechanic was introduced on 16 December 2015 in version 0.298, also known as the Timberwolf Mountain update.

References Edit

  1. Hinterland Games, 2015, The Long Dark — December Update (v.298), “Timberwolf Mountain”, viewed 16 December 2015 <>

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