|For a overview of machete models in Fallout games, see Machete.|
|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
Hack your way through flora and fauna with this handy gardening implement.”
The machete is a moderately powerful melee weapon. It does more damage than the starting knife, the slugger, the iron pipe, and the axe handle, and deals exactly the same amount of damage as the crowbar while weighing significantly less. It's weaker on average than the cleaver found in the first mission, and is just outright weaker when compared to the combat knife, which can be purchased prior to Freeport or found during the mission, or the club, which is carried by many raiders in the first two missions. The rusty old monkey wrench does more damage as well, but also has a higher AP cost.