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For an overview of Sledgehammers throughout the Fallout series, see Sledgehammer.
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Damage & attacks
Damage4 - 9
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
SwingAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 4
RangeIcon range.png Range: 2
ThrustAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 5
RangeIcon range.png Range: 2
Assault carbine extended magazines icon.png Burst size: rounds
Value$ 120
weapon perkWeapon Knockback
Prototype id6
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG

Sledgehammers are melee weapons in Fallout and Fallout 2.

A large hammer with big handle. Very popular with the muscular crowd.

— In-game description, Fallout


This sizeable hammer (similiar to ones used in construction and demolition) is a potent weapon. While its damage may seem low, its real power lies in the knockback potential, which can incapacitate enemies and throw them around the place. Particularly useful against critters and melee enemies.[1][2]



  1. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-16: "While many would consider a Sledgehammer to be an excellent tool, but a poor self-defense weapon, the latest designs are made with lightweight but extremely strong materials. The sledgehammer is a massive weapon, that in the hands of a strong wielder, can knock foes off their feet."
  2. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.112: "Sledge Hammer: A large, two-handed hammer. While it is not usually thought of as a weapon, a strong character can wield one of these like a club, vastly increasing the damage he causes to his opponent when he hits."