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The bladed gauntlet is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


It is an Unarmed weapon composed of a thick, reinforced leather armband with three crude, jagged blades made from scrap metal bound to it with leather straps.

V.A.T.S. Special Attacks

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Stomp50100205Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7555202.752.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The bladed gauntlet can successfully strike about 295 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Bladed gauntlet 25
Cram Opener 28
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • The bladed gauntlet degrades in condition fairly quickly.
  • The bladed gauntlet had its DT bypass effect removed in a patch.


  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 This weapon has the icon of a melee weapon when you assign it to the D-pad, even though it is an unarmed weapon. This also happens with the unique Cram Opener.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 If you enter The Fort with this weapon equipped, it will appear on The Courier even your weapons have been confiscated. After leaving, weapons can be equipped with the bladed gauntlet still appearing on the user's hand, thereby rendering some weapons' iron sights unusable. Equipping the weapon and unequipping it should fix this.[verified]