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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.
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- Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
- Switchblades can be found on random raiders or Talon Company mercs across the Wastelands.
- Springvale School, on the upper level: stabbed into the desk with the diary terminal.
- In a suitcase at the foot of Billy Creels 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 a switchblade, along with some beer.
- Can be found in random metal boxes across the Capital Wasteland.