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Wakizashi

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Wakizashi
Wknife.gif
Fo Knife Sprite.png
Damage & attacks
Damage4 - 12
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
SwingAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 3
RangeIcon range.png Range: 1
ThrustAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 3
RangeIcon range.png Range: 1
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: rounds
Requirements
Strength2
Hands1
Other
Weight3
Value$ 200
weapon perkWeapon Penetrate
Technical
Prototype id00000522
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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A short finely crafted knife. The tip seems to be designed to pierce armor.

Fallout 2 description

Wakizashi is a melee weapon in Fallout 2.

Background

A Wakizashi is a type of Japanese sword with a blade length between 30 and 60 centimeters (12 and 24 inches), similar to but shorter than a katana. The wakizashi is usually not a primary weapon for samurai and was often worn together with the katana. The pairing of a katana with a wakizashi is called the daishō.

The first usage of a wakizashi dates back to the period between 1332 and 1369. It handles with one hand only, the handle being generally sized to the width of a palm of hand. It can also be used as tools to decapitate defeated enemies and sometimes to commit seppuku for samurais. The samurai used the wakizashi in primary weapon to fight in enclosed places. As these were relatively short fighter was freer in his movements with a longer blade. During the Edo period (1603–1868), the Yakuza were permitted to carry a wakizashi, which has become generally their weapon of choice in melee. In Fallout 2 it is used solely by Yakuza members in the area surrounding New Reno.

Characteristics

The wakizashi is little more than a boosted combat knife, with the same AP, Strength requirement and range, for a little more damage. It's slightly weaker than the "Little Jesus".

Location

Behind the scenes

See also