The Knife (Das Messer) is the nickname of a cruel Nazi doctor who works in Camp Belica. He is a minor antagonist in the game. The Knife is infamous for torturing and then incinerating prisoners. His nickname is due to the fact that he takes great pleasure in torturing his victims with a knife.
One of B.J.'s side missions is to kill him. While sneaking into his quarters, B.J. is captured and briefly tortured by The Knife. B.J. would survive before escaping the furnace. B.J. can return to the area where he was tortured after getting out of the furnace and kill The Knife.
- "Dachtest wohl, du könntest dich in mein Haus schleichen, was? (Thought you could sneak into my house, did you?")
- "Solche Dreistigkeit habe ich von Ungeziefern wie dir noch nie gesehen. Unglaublich.(I've never seen such audacity from a vermin like you before. Unbelievable".)
- "Da denkt man, man wüsste, wie ein Insekt denkt ... und was von ihm zu erwarten ist. Doch weit gefehlt!(You think you know how the insect works ... and what to expect from the insect. But no!")
- "Du erbärmliches Stück Scheiße. Ich werde jede einzelne Kakerlake zertreten.(You disgusting piece of waste. I will step on every single cockroach".)
- He wears the same clothes as Bubi, but with a apron, and a officer's cap.
- After escaping from the initial torture that he gives B.J, screams can be heard from the upper floor, and you can see him torturing another prisoner the same way he tortured B.J. Its not possible to save him however.
- The character is reminiscent of the infamous Nazi camp doctor Josef Mengele, also known as "The Angel of Death".
- After killing him, using a melee weapon to The Knife's corpse will spawn one additional hat independent of the one on his head.
- The game identifies him as a commander. Judging by his collar insignia, he has the rank of an SS-Untersturmführer (Second lieutenant).
- Interestingly, he holds his knife with the serrated edge facing out, the opposite of how BJ holds his. This may be so he can use the serrations when torturing prisoners.
|Organization||101st Airborne Division · Da'at Yichud · MAPE · Neumond · Kreisau Circle · United States Army · Office of Secret Actions · Pflaumen|
|Resistance||BJ Blazkowicz · Anya Oliwa · Caroline Becker · Fergus Reid · Prendergast · Private Wyatt · Tekla · J · Klaus Kreutz· Max Hass · Bobby Bram · Set Roth · Bombate ·|
|Nazis||Wilhelm Strasse · Irene Engel · Hans "Bubi" Winkle · Friedrich Keller · The Knife · Anton Krieger · Wolfgang|
|Others||Blondie · Gates · Benson|