|This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.|
An axe is an implement with many uses, such as a tool or a weapon.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Auto axe[edit | edit source]
Jury-rigged together from a chainsaw and old car parts the breakers bring in from the city, the auto axe is a gas-operated steel cutter. While used to cut steel for construction projects of The Pitt, auto axes were designed by Marco, a slave engineer in The Pitt, for combat through and through.
- For the unique auto axes found in The Pitt, see: "Man Opener" and "The Mauler.
- For the semi-common auto axe found in the The Pitt, see: "Steel saw".
Axe[edit | edit source]
Fire axe[edit | edit source]
Primarily used by fire fighters before the Great War, the axe is now often used by raiders and prospectors alike for its durability. Because of its use by fire fighters, the head is painted a bright red and has a pick opposite the blade. The haft of the axe is covered in a synthetic grip past the throat for better handling.
- For the unique axe found in Fallout: New Vegas, see: "Knock-Knock"
- For the NPC-only poisoned variant found in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts, see: "Poisoned fire axe"
Grognak's axe[edit | edit source]
This pre-War artifact may be a mere replica of Grognak the Barbarian's iconic weapon, but it is still surprisingly effective in the right hands. The double bladed battle axe has a solid metal haft with a grip made of leather straps, and is hefty enough that two hands are required to swing it accurately.
Hatchet[edit | edit source]
Hatchets are weighted hand-axes with a simple wooden or rubber-gripped metal handle, used for chopping wood and limbs alike. Unlike throwing hatchets, these are not balanced for use as a projectile weapon.
- For the NPC-only poisoned variant found in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts, see: "Poisoned hatchet"
Proton axe[edit | edit source]
Tomahawk[edit | edit source]
Throwing hatchet[edit | edit source]
Smaller than the regular hatchet, the throwing hatchet has a shaft crafted entirely from wood for lighter weight and easier throwing. The head is thinner than on the regular hatchet, with a relatively wide blade.
Axe handle[edit | edit source]
Only the handle of a hand axe. While not quite as effective as it would be if it had the axe head still attached, it's still a decent blunt weapon.
- The Lone Wanderer: "I guess you're right. What are you working on?"
Marco: "Weapons. Lot's of 'em. There's something coming... and soon. So, I take the crap we find out in the yard and some of the tools we use, and I make them into stuff we can fight the bosses with."
(Marco's dialogue (The Pitt))
- The Lone Wanderer: "I need a weapon. Can you help me out?"
Marco: "Yeah... you're the one Midea told me about. Wernher sent you, right? I can help you out. Take this. It's called an Auto Axe. Nice, huh? I make 'em out of the old car parts the breakers drag in from the city. Do what you can with it, just be careful around the bosses. Make a wrong move and you're done."
(Marco's dialogue (The Pitt))