The Blade is a piece of crafting material found scattered around the world of The Last of Us. It can be used to craft shivs, bombs and melee upgrades. It can be found in the form of half a pair of manual shears, or as a tin of what look like nails or tacks.
- Shiv: Requires 1 unit of blade and 1 unit of binding.
- Upgrade for a melee weapon: Requires 1 unit of blade, 1 unit of binding and a melee weapon, including a 2x4, machete or hatchet.
- Bomb: Requires 1 unit of explosive and 1 unit of blade.
- Bomb (Factions MP): Requires 1 unit of Sugar, 1 unit of explosive and 1 unit of blade