The Vault - Fallout Wiki

We've Moved! Just as Gamepedia has joined forces with Fandom, this wiki had joined forces with our Fandom equivalent. The wiki has been archived and we ask that readers and editors move to the now combined wiki on Fandom. Click to go to the new wiki.


The Vault - Fallout Wiki
The Vault - Fallout Wiki
Icon disambig.svg
For an overview of brass knuckles in the Fallout series of games, see brass knuckles.
Steel knuckles
Brass knuckles.png
Brass knuckles icon.png
Attack statistics
9 (29.5)
14.2 (46.5)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
Item HP500
Brass knuckles
Spiked knuckles
QuestsMill Worker
Editor ID?
Base IDxx00b4b3
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Iron Fist
Gametitle-FO3 TP.png
Gametitle-FO3 TP.png

The steel knuckles are unique unarmed weapons in the Fallout 3 add-on The Pitt.


The following section is transcluded from brass knuckles. To modify, please edit the source page.

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.


The steel knuckles do slightly more damage per hit than its brass or spiked counterparts, but it really shines when used in V.A.T.S. The steel knuckles use only 14 AP to be swung, giving it one of the lowest AP costs for any weapon. As such, it's great to use with the Paralyzing Palm perk. They can be repaired with normal brass knuckles.


Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
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