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FalloutBrass knuckles
Spiked knuckles
Fallout 2Brass knuckles
Spiked knuckles
Fallout 3Brass knuckles
Steel knuckles
Spiked knuckles
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FO: New VegasBrass knuckles
Spiked knuckles
Love and Hate
FO TacticsBrass knuckles
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Brass knuckles are a form of simple weapon used in hand-to-hand combat.

BackgroundEdit

Developed in antiquity, this weapon is nevertheless quite prevalent in the post-Great War wastelands.

Brass knuckles take the form of four linked metal rings in a shallow convex formation with a bumper attached to the concave face. The rings are slipped over a combatant's fingers with the bumper pressed into the palm of the hand. When a punch is thrown, the brass knuckles take the majority of the impact impulse, transferring much of the punch's kinetic energy to the target by way of the harder, smaller impacting surface of the metal knuckles. This drastically increases the likelihood of serious tissue disruption and bone damage.

VariantsEdit

StandardEdit

Fo1 brass knuckles

A set of regular brass knuckles.

SpikedEdit

Fo1 spiked knuckles

An improved version of the classic brass knuckles. The spiked knuckles do more damage, tearing into the flesh of your opponent in unarmed combat.

Spiked plateEdit

Love and Hate
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

An improved, unique version of the spiked knuckles. The spikes with the addition of a solid plate do more damage, tearing into the flesh of your opponent while also imparting impact damage as well.

PointedEdit

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Tactics knuckles
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

While not strictly spiked knuckles, the brass knuckles in Fallout Tactics do have points on them.

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