For switchblades in other Fallout games, see Switchblade.
switchblade is a weapon in .
Fallout: New Vegas
It is a small knife whose blade is held in position with a spring. It has received a significant boost in damage compared to its counterpart in
Fallout 3 but it is still one of the weaker melee weapons in the Mojave Wasteland. However, its small size makes it easily smuggled into restricted areas and makes for easy handling.
Special attack Edit
It has a
special attack that does 70% damage in Back Slash V.A.T.S. at the cost of 3 fewer action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).
Legend Type of attack - Type of attack Skill required - Skill required Damage per attack in V.A.T.S. - Damage per attack in V.A.T.S. Action point cost - Action point cost Damage per action point - Damage per action point Additional effects - Additional effects
Type of attack Skill required Damage per attack in V.A.T.S. Action point cost Damage per action point Normal 0 14 18 0.78 Back Slash 50 9.8 15 0.65
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.
It is possible to
execute Back Slash outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.
The switchblade can successfully strike about 495 times from full
condition before breaking.
This weapon is a holdout weapon, so it can be taken into casinos.