Brass knuckles

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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.
Game-specific articles
FalloutBrass knuckles
Spiked knuckles
Fallout 2Brass knuckles
Spiked knuckles
Fallout 3Brass knuckles
Steel knuckles
Spiked knuckles
Plunkett's Valid Points
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FO: New VegasBrass knuckles
Spiked knuckles
Love and Hate
Fallout 4Knuckles
FO TacticsBrass knuckles
Van BurenSpiked knuckles

Brass knuckles are a form of simple weapon used in hand-to-hand combat.

Background[edit | edit source]

Developed in antiquity, this weapon is nevertheless quite prevalent in the post-Great War wastelands.

Brass knuckles take the form of four linked metal rings in a shallow convex formation with a bumper attached to the concave face. The rings are slipped over a combatant's fingers with the bumper pressed into the palm of the hand. When a punch is thrown, the brass knuckles take the majority of the impact impulse, transferring much of the punch's kinetic energy to the target by way of the harder, smaller impacting surface of the metal knuckles. This drastically increases the likelihood of serious tissue disruption and bone damage.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Standard[edit | edit source]

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A set of regular brass knuckles.

Spiked[edit | edit source]

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An improved version of the classic brass knuckles. The spiked knuckles do more damage, tearing into the flesh of your opponent in unarmed combat.

Spiked plate[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article:

An improved version of the spiked knuckles. The spikes with the addition of a solid plate do more damage, tearing into the flesh of your opponent while also imparting impact damage as well.

Pointed[edit | edit source]

FOBoSLogo.pngThe following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
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Gameplay article:

While not strictly spiked knuckles, the brass knuckles in Fallout Tactics do have points on them.