The Ceremonial Dagger is a weapon, key, and plot item used in Silent Hill: Homecoming. Alex Shepherd finds the Ceremonial Dagger beneath the Town Hall of Shepherd's Glen. It replaces Alex's combat knife; the dagger deals more damage to enemies.
Its placement, decoration, and usage makes it apparent that the dagger was used in the town's secret ritual and by the town's founding families.
The Ceremonial Dagger holds an importance as the only weapon in the game that can be used as a key to unlock doors and mechanisms, such as the mechanism used in the Church Organ Puzzle. Alex uses the dagger as a key by holding the blade parallel to the ground, inserting it into the keyhole of the door, and twisting the blade. This mechanism found on the door of Adam Shepherd's hunting room also insinuates that he used the knife before Alex's arrival and may have been charged with keeping it.
- The Ceremonial Dagger's appearance alludes to the Spear of Longinus or the Spear of Destiny, the spear that pierced Jesus Christ in Christian religion.
- If the player defeats Curtis Ackers and the other cultist members (Order Soldiers) with the Ceremonial Dagger, a special kill scene will play that is different from other weapons in which Alex slits Curtis' and the others' throat.