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A large hammer with big handle. Very popular with the muscular crowd.”— In-game description, Fallout
The sledgehammer was used in the pre-War times for demolition or industrial works. It is not considered powerful, but a player character with high Strength can find the sledgehammer as an effective weapon for a limited time, as many other melee weapons outclass this weapon.
- One can be found in a small hut south of the Shady Sands garden in Fallout.
- A Shady Sands citizen north of the garden carries one.
- Shark in Junktown carries one in Fallout.
- One can be found in the far end of the first level of the rat tunnels under Klamath in Fallout 2
- Sulik starts with one in Fallout 2.