Sledgehammers are primitive weapons, used as tools before the Great War. Although not usually considered as a powerful weapon, a strong person can wield one of these like a club, vastly increasing the damage he causes to his opponent when he hits.
A sledgehammer is used in heavier working conditions, such as industrial areas or for breaking ground. It consists of a long wooden shaft and a metal hammer head. This sledgehammer was common throughout the Capital Wasteland, the Mojave Wasteland, and The Commonwealth.