Spiked knuckles (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of brass knuckles in the Fallout series of games, see brass knuckles.

Spiked knuckles are a set of unarmed weapons in Fallout 3.


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

Brass knuckles, or knuckledusters, 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.


Spiked knuckles are an easy replacement for brass knuckles, being not much harder to find. Essentially just brass knuckles with spikes welded on to the impact plate, they deal a little more damage than brass knuckles as well.


The spiked knuckles can successfully strike about 667 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Brass knuckles - the more common variant found in Fallout 3.
  • Steel knuckles The Pitt (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 TP - Slightly stronger than the regular brass knuckles, the steel knuckles only use 14 AP per V.A.T.S. swing.
Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Love Tap - A variant of the regular Knuckles that was cut from the base game.
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.


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 ratio
Brass knuckles 6
Steel knuckles fo3tpGametitle-FO3 TP9
Spiked knuckles 9
Plunkett's Valid Points 12
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Spiked knuckles are found throughout the Capital Wasteland. They are commonly found on low level raiders, as well as in lockers and other similar containers.

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