| ||For switchblades in other Fallout games, see Switchblade.|
The switchblade is a small and lightweight melee weapon. It is affected by the melee damage bonus from Strength.
The switchblade can successfully strike about 400 times from full condition before breaking.
- Butch's Toothpick - Carried by Butch DeLoria outside of Vault 101, Butch's Toothpick does more damage than the regular switchblade, and has a higher chance to inflict a critical hit.
- Butch's switchblade - A unique, non-playable switchblade carried by Butch.
- Concealed switchblade - Switchblade given to the player character by Wernher should they choose the knife.
|- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)||- Attacks in V.A.T.S.|
|- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)||- Action point cost|
|- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||- Damage per action point|
|- Damage per second||- Weapon spread|
|- Area of effect damage||- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)|
|- Effect damage & duration||- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)|
|- Bonus effects||- Weight|
|- Attacks per second||- Value in caps|
|- Critical chance % multiplier||- Value to weight ratio|
|- Critical damage||- Skill required|
|- Critical effect damage & duration||- Strength required|
|- With all mods attached|
- Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
- Switchblades can be found on random raiders or Talon Company mercs across the Wastelands.
- Cherry carries one.
- Springvale School, on the upper level: stabbed into the desk with the diary terminal.
- In a suitcase at the foot of Billy Creel's bed in Megaton.
- Vault 101, if you kill or pickpocket Butch while escaping the Vault.
- Canterbury Commons: two can be found in Dominic and Machete's Garage.
- Old Olney: in a mail dropbox.
- Warrington Trainyard: Bessie Lynn has one. Either kill her or pickpocket it.
- Chevy Chase: across from GNR, there is a school with dead super mutants from Following in His Footsteps. Search the desks, and you will most often find a switchblade, along with some beer.
- Can be found in random metal boxes across the Capital Wasteland.