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For an overview of all gauntlets in the Fallout series of games, see Gauntlets.

The bladed gauntlet is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


It is an Unarmed weapon composed of a thick, reinforced leather armband with three crude, jagged blades made from scrap metal bound to it with leather straps.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapAdditional effectsIcon effect
Stomp50100205Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7555202.752.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The bladed gauntlet can successfully strike about 295 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Bladed gauntlet 25
Cram Opener 28
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • The bladed gauntlet degrades in condition fairly quickly.
  • The bladed gauntlet had its DT bypass effect removed in a patch.


  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This weapon has the icon of a melee weapon when you assign it to the D-pad, even though it is an unarmed weapon. This also happens with the unique Cram Opener.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If you enter The Fort with this weapon equipped, it will appear on The Courier even your weapons have been confiscated. After leaving, weapons can be equipped with the bladed gauntlet still appearing on the user's hand, thereby rendering some weapons' iron sights unusable. Equipping the weapon and unequipping it should fix this.[verified]