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The Stielhandgranate or Stick Grenade is a grenade in both Day of Defeat and Day of Defeat: Source.


It is only used by the German team. The text on the grenade, in English, reads "Before use insert detonator." The German Stielhandgranate takes 5 seconds to detonate upon releasing the pin. It is possible to "cook" the grenade in your hands and letting go at a later time so that the enemy has lesser time to react and throw back. The grenade deals a maximum of 138 damage, making it stronger than the rocket and has a rather wide kill radius. It is possible to pick up enemy grenades and throw them back by pressing E (use button).

If a player picks up an enemy grenade but is out of time and the grenade explodes before they can release it, the player who picked up the grenade is marked as committing suicide, and the enemy player who initially threw the grenade does not get a kill. If friendly fire is on, the person who picks up the grenade late can potentially kill other teammates, causing them to not only commit suicide, but also team kill. However if friendly fire is off, the person who picks up the grenade late can potentially save teammate's lives as the grenade blast will only kill the one who picked it up and not harm everyone in the room.

The American Mk 2 Grenade has the exact same in-game characteristics.

Day of Defeat[]

This grenade is used by Rifleman, Staff Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Support Infantry, and FG42-Zweibein.

Day of Defeat: Source[]

The Stielhandgranate is usable only by the Assault and Support classes. The Assault class can carry one, and the Support class can carry two. The text on the grenade remains the same.


Weapons of Day of Defeat
Rifle Bolt-action Kar98kSpringfieldLee-Enfield
Semi-auto M1 GarandM1 CarbineK43
Machine Guns Sub MP40M1 ThompsonStenM3
Light BARMP44FG42Bren
Medium Browning M1919MG34MG42
Explosives Launcher BazookaPanzerschreckPIATMortar
Grenade Mk 2StielhandgranateMills Bomb
Misc. Sidearms M1911LugerWebley
Melee SatchelSpadeKnife
Weapons of Day of Defeat: Source
Bolt-Action/Sniper Rifles Kar98k · Springfield
Semiautomatic Rifles M1 Garand · M1 Carbine
Submachine Guns MP40 · M1 Thompson
Support BAR · MP44
Machine Guns Browning M1919 · MG42
Sidearms M1911 · P38 · C96
Rocket Launchers Bazooka · Panzerschreck
Grenades Mk 2 · Stielhandgranate · Smoke Grenade · Rifle Grenade
Miscellaneous Satchel · Spade · Knife