Brass knuckles (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of brass knuckles in the Fallout series of games, see brass knuckles.
Brass knuckles
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Attack statistics
6 (26.3)
9.5 (41.5)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
Item HP200
Brass knuckles
Spiked knuckles
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Base ID00004324
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Iron Fist

The brass knuckles are an unarmed weapon in Fallout 3.


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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.


A simple, low-level, unarmed weapon in Fallout 3. These are quickly replaced with the more superior and equally common spiked knuckles or can simply be carried for weaker enemies, (such as radroaches, mole rats, etc.), for those who don't wish to expend ammunition.


  • Steel knuckles The PittGametitle-FO3 TP.png, a unique variant that is slightly stronger than the regular brass knuckles that use less AP and are more durable.
Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Love Tap, a variant of the regular brass knuckles that was cut from the base game.
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value
Brass knuckles 6 9.5 1.6 x1 6 18 1 200 20
Steel knuckles 9 14.2 1.6 x1 9 14 1 500 20


Brass knuckles are found throughout the Capital Wasteland. They are commonly found on low level raiders as well as lockers and other similar containers.


  • Because spiked knuckles are not much harder to find, brass knuckles can be rendered obsolete as a weapon rather quickly. However, they are a great repair tool.