In Mortal Kombat 11 his knives are known as Shanks and are a customized Gear Items in which he as a wide variety to choose from.
The criminal Kano uses these single-edged blades to slit the throats of anyone who gets in his way. They have been used throughout the Mortal Kombat series. Kano has used his Shanks in a variety of way, such as Knife Throw, the Blade Swipe, and the Blade Spin. But he has also incorporated the use of the blade in Throws, Combo and Counter attacks.