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Bowie knife.png
Bowie knife icon.png
SkillMelee Weapons 50
Strength Req.4
Attack statistics
30 (49.2)
110.8 (290.7)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
3.7 (5.9)AP17
EffectBonus critical chance
Bonus critical damage
+10 Sneak
.5x weapon reach
Item HP100
Bowie knife
One-handed melee
Editor ID?
Base IDxx00a606
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Gametitle-FNV LR.png
Gametitle-FNV LR.png

Blood-Nap is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.


Blood-Nap is a unique variant of the Bowie knife that does bonus critical damage, gives a bonus critical chance, and adds +10 to Sneak. Though odd for a weapon, this is simply meant to make it a more accessible improved holdout weapon, that can be concealed if the players Sneak skill is 40 or more (50 is the usual requirement).

Blood-Nap's special attack is "Blood-nap" in V.A.T.S., which only does 80% damage, but removes 10 action points from the cost.



Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req. Notes
Bowie knife 23 85.3 3.7 x1.5 35 20 1 100 999 Melee Weapons:75 Strength:3 -
Blood-Nap 30 110.8 3.7 x1.5 45 17 1 100 1999 Melee Weapons:50 Strength:4 Sneak +10


Found in The Courier's Mile. This weapon becomes accessible only after first completing The Launch. It is found sticking out of a street lamp just to your left as you enter the area.


  • The weapon's Sneak bonus will be shown as "Activated" when the weapon is equipped, in an on-screen message.
  • It is one of the few unique weapons in New Vegas with the same appearance as its non-unique counterpart, but this is due to an oversight and not intended. See below for more details.
  • It may glow blue in dark areas.
  • Blood-Nap does more damage and has a higher DPS than even Chance's knife, making this an extremely formidable single-handed bladed weapon.

Behind the scenes

  • Blood-Nap may be a reference to Set from the original Fallout.
  • There remains in the files an unused texture that can only be assumed to be meant for the Blood-Nap, since it lacks a unique texture like near-all other unique weapons. See below for the texture applied to the Bowie knife.


  • The weapon may sometimes clip with the players hand, showing part of the handle protruding through the knuckles when wielding the weapon.