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

The Cram Opener is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Compared to its standard variant, the Cram Opener deals 7.7% more regular damage and 10% greater critical hit damage. It has 25% more durability and identical weapon critical hit multipliers and AP costs as well. In appearance, the Cram Opener appears much darker in color than the standard variant.

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
Stomp50112205.6Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7561.6203.082.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The Cram Opener can successfully strike about 370 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.


  • It is held by Little Buster, a soon-to-be-retired bounty hunter, in Camp McCarran. He can typically be found sparring with a practice dummy in between a truck and the camp's tents.
  • If you completed the quest Three-Card Bounty for Major Dhatri, Little Buster will leave the camp and go to Freeside, via the north gate. After one or two in-game days, you will find his corpse near the entrance's railroad tracks. The weapon can be looted from his corpse.


  • As of patch, the weapon no longer ignores Damage Threshold.
  • It is possible to obtain two copies of this weapon by pickpocketing it from Little Buster while he is alive, then looting it from his corpse later.
  • The name of this weapon is a reference to the canned food Cram, a healing item also found in-game. It also is a play-on words for the common household item can-opener.


  • xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 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 regular bladed gauntlet.[verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 If worn while entering the interrogation room Silus is being held in during the Silus Treatment quest, the model will still be shown on your hands. This will continue after you have been returned your weapons, no matter what you currently have equipped. This also happens with the unique unarmed weapon Recompense of the Fallen and boxing tape.[verified]