Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs Achievements

Whatever's Handy

Use 10 different melee weapons to defeat enemies.  

There are more than 10 melee weapons found in the game:

  • Baton - Drug Bust: On the basketball courts. Some of the enemies will be holding it.
  • Briefcase - Run into a pedestrian who is holding the Briefcase for it to fall on the ground. Pick it up and go fight an enemy.
  • Butcher Knife - 
  • Crowbar - In the trunks of cars. Press  when standing behind a car. Also some Thugs are equipped. Disarm them and pick up the Crowbar. 
  • Fire Extinguisher - 
  • Fish - Found in the mission Club Bam Bam.
  • Frying Pan - 
  • Handbag/Bag/Purse - All 3 of these look different, in size. These are best found on women pedestrians. Run into them and they will drop their Handbag, Bag or Purse.
  • Hand Grinder - Mission: Dock Yard Heist. Story related and cant miss.
  • Kitchen Knife - Some enemies will have this equipped. Disarmed them and pick up the knife. 
  • Knife - Some enemies will have this equipped. Disarmed them and pick up the knife. 
  • Machete - Found in mission The Election, towards the end of the level. Story related cant miss.
  • Meat Cleaver - Drug Bust: Yen Yen Foo Underpass.
  • Sauce Pan - Mission Vendor Extortion. In the beginning you will pass a kitchen with cooks in it, either pick one up from the counter or run into a cook and they will drop it. 
  • Shovel - 
  • Tire Iron - In the trunks of cars. Press  when standing behind a car.
  • Umbrella - When its raining, walk around and bump into someone who is carrying one. Usually in the parks or sidewalks.
  • Wrench -
  • Eskrima Rattan Stick - Martial Arts Pack - DLC

NOTE: You can kill an innocent person, it doesn't have to be an enemy for this to count.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Sw4gg1n W4gg1n
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 11:13:37 AM

Does anyone have a list of every melee weapon in the game and where they can be found?

Comment #2 by everytimeonfire
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 09:13:40 PM

Nope i have used a kitchen knife, a cleaver, a fish, an umbrella, a tire iron, a baton, a purse and that saw thing you have to use in the mission with Jackie where you break into all the vans o.o

Comment #3 by TattooedEnigma
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 05:00:33 PM

where in the hell did you find an umbrella #2

Comment #4 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 07:12:10 PM

There's a mission towards the end where Big Smile Lee's second in command pulls out a weird knife/saw dealy. Once I procured that I stabbed some punk outside the building with it. Pop.

Comment #5 by TealPavelski
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 02:33:35 AM

Is there a way to check and see which melee weapons you've used?

Comment #6 by Dannny11687
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 01:03:45 PM

#3 you can get it when it's raining. Just take from a random walking down the street

Comment #7 by J4ckyb0y1
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 11:35:32 AM

Got it with..

Kitchen Knife
Tire Iron
Hand Grinder

Comment #8 by J0E S0AP
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 11:50:53 AM

This achievement is so fucking annoying! I have every other achievement for this game and have just played through the story a second time and took note of all melee weapons I used to kill enemies (Triads not Civilians) and Ive used 10:

1. Crow Bar. (Taken from a enemy during the watch heist mission)
2. Kitchen Knife. (Taken from a enemy during most missions and busts)
3. Tyre Iron. (Taken from the trunk of a car)
4. Fish. (Found by using an environmental kill on the fish tanks during the Club Bam Bam mission)
5. Baton. (Taken from enemy at basketball drug bust)
6. Cleaver. (Taken from enemy during The Wedding Mission)
7. Grinder. (Found on the dock heist mission)
8. Umbrella. (Taken from a Civilian when it rains)
9. Machete. (Taken from Mr Tong after The Election Mission)

Comment #9 by J0E S0AP
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 12:03:05 PM

10. Briefcase. (Taken from random civilian in the business district of Central)

Comment #10 by J0E S0AP
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 12:50:06 PM

I think this achievement has glitched on me. I have used 10+ weapons on enemy triads and still nothing.

Comment #11 by NoMaDXT
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 02:53:00 PM


Comment #12 by J0E S0AP
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 04:38:13 AM

Ive used both handbag and purse and both kinds of shopping bags. :(

Comment #13 by Austinfilm
Friday, August 24, 2012 @ 10:58:06 PM

It isn't glitched. It's the designers deliberately trolling us.

You won't get this achievement if you do not kill someone with the machete. Because you only get the machete at the tail end of the second to last level, you must use it to kill someone at the beginning of the final level. YOU CANNOT REPLAY THE LEVEL. You will have to replay the entire game. That's right. The entire game.

Nothing like rewarding your fans with a big middle finger, eh, Square Enix?

Comment #14 by SterneRegniX
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 03:42:23 AM

Grocary Bag - some pedestrians have the shopping bags, its only for one use, so i do it like this:
- go on North Point / Night Market
- grab the grocary bag
- use it with (X) on woman with grocary bag
- grab her grocary bag and use it again on she
- for me: achivement popup
You must KILL with that bag. Good luck!

Comment #15 by J0E S0AP
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 12:50:10 PM

I used the machete on the two triads guarding Mr Tong's car (The objective) as this is technically the start of the last mission as you have no choice but to start this mission once you have killed Tong.

I have used the Grocery bag and the shopping bag and the purse and the hand bag and the briefcase! In total I have used all 14 items/melee weapons available without the martial arts pack which of coarse gives you access to some fighting stick.

I have played this game through twice and refuse to play it again as I personally think its crap and full of bugs and glitches, was a real let down as it looked awesome when I ordered it...

Comment #16 by J0E S0AP
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 01:01:12 PM

SterneRegniX thank you so much! I went to the night market and went on a grocery, bag, purse, hand bag rampage and it gave me the achievement!!!!!

Comment #17 by Blakey I 7 I
Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 04:23:32 AM

will i still get this achievement after completing all missions?.. i just need to replay club bam bam so i can kill someone with a fish

Comment #18 by J0E S0AP
Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 05:46:53 AM

I dunno its a temperamental achievement some people get it no problem others like myself have a nightmare trying to get it but I finally have it! :)

Comment #19 by biozak1000
Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 09:26:35 AM

is it realy impossible without machete kill because it works like that for me... ive probably used 12-13 weapons but not the machete and it isnt unlocking...

Comment #20 by TREX1979
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 01:21:24 PM

DONT NEED MACHETE - I just unlocked it & I just got the hand tool / cutter - when I killed a 18K guy it popped for me - u have to make sure your FINAL DEATH BLOW IS WITH THE MELEE WEAPON - not good enough just to hit them with it u need to kill them before it breaks to count - hope that helps I haven't even got to this machete part & it popped for me 1st play through

Comment #21 by Trombonafide
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 09:48:13 AM

@20 - Same here, I came to say this exactly. Mine popped with the lock cutter during Dockyard Heist.

Comment #22 by vir2allyx
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:12:01 PM

I just got this achievement by going to the night market and beating a guy with a grocery bag after beating him up a little bit, and before the last strike, grabbed the bag and finished him, and the achievement popped.

Comment #23 by TheNarrator23
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 04:48:30 PM

Why won't this fucking pop for me. I have killed a gangster with every weapon 3 times and it just won't pop. This game is really starting to piss me off.

Comment #24 by EarthFool
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:08:57 AM

If there is still anyone having troubles with this achievement, you may want to try the wok as your last weapon (that is how i got the achievement recently). Here is a video that shows where to find it (last part of it). I hope it will help.

Comment #25 by itsame
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 01:53:32 PM

To get the wok.

Go to Aberdeen Island, one of the stalls outside your house should have 2 people on the stall, one of them should be cooking with a wok.

Line yourself up with this guy and press A to leap over the counter and disarm him.

Comment #26 by PennStater
Friday, June 21, 2013 @ 07:00:28 PM

I'm not sure how I got the wok but I apparently used that somewhere. What finally triggered it for me is when I tackled a woman for her purse and when she got up I whacked her with it. A few seconds later the achievement popped.

Comment #27 by Arkem3
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 03:46:34 PM

Quick question: Is this achievement cumulative, or does it all have to be one in a single sitting?

Comment #28 by aryan941
Monday, August 05, 2013 @ 10:26:48 AM

Found out how to get this. So after trial and error I got it. You can use civilians, BUT they have to be attacking you. So, run into women in the night market to drop their stuff. Then pick a fight and use the item with the B button so you hit them over the head. It works. PEDESTRIANS MUST ME ATTACKING. Enjoy.

Comment #29 by Path to Decay
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 02:46:45 AM

I killed a enemy with an umbrella, didn't get the achievement > Killed another with an umbrella, got the achievement. I suggest killing at least 2-3 times with each weapon.

Comment #30 by edreed2o
Monday, January 06, 2014 @ 05:30:41 AM

I repeated the wedding and got the clever kill and I got the achievement. I never had to get the mechete or the wok!

Comment #31 by darkmikasonfire
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 @ 10:10:45 AM

There's another melee weapon that isn't listed on here, the Tote Bag. The only place I've seen it thus far is diring the mission where you first meet Ping, "Listening In" someone steals yours and drops another on the ground, you can pick it up and beat the person to death with it (3 heavy hits), then pick up your original one which immediately disappears.

Comment #32 by EliteThrasher98
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 09:49:32 AM

@13 I got the achievement without using the machete at all, so your theory is incorrect

Comment #33 by Turrel
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 06:15:54 PM

The machete is NOT needed for this. I accidentally glitched it into a staircase upon dropping it and never got a kill with it.

This video will show you guaranteed places to find any weapon you need for the achievement.

Comment #34 by Dunbrack Rooney
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 11:41:45 PM

There is also a table leg you can get by running into certain tables in the market ( I think they are brown and blue) they break apart and give you 4 table legs.

Comment #35 by MLP Shawn
Monday, April 07, 2014 @ 11:29:22 PM

Is there a way to check and see which melee weapons you've used?

Comment #36 by troy0891
Thursday, December 04, 2014 @ 05:39:32 PM

I knew that I had used more than enough weapons more than enough times and this still wouldn't pop for me. Instead of giving up and starting a new game, I found a golden shield in the southeast corner of the map. The event name was Death by a Thousand Cuts. That sounded like some sort of knife wielding melee combat thing so I headed over. Sure enough, I started out holding a golden cleaver/butcher knife. Killed a few guys and the achievement popped.

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Game Info
Square Enix


US August 14, 2012
Europe August 17, 2012

HDD Space Required : 6.1 GB
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