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For an overview of all gauntlets in the Fallout series of games, see Gauntlets.

The Cram Opener is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Compared to its standard variant, the Cram Opener deals 7.7% more regular damage and 10% greater critical hit damage. It has 25% more durability and identical weapon critical hit multipliers and AP costs as well. In appearance, the Cram Opener appears much darker in color than the standard variant.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon effect
Stomp50112205.6Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7561.6203.082.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The Cram Opener can successfully strike about 370 times from full condition before breaking.



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Bladed gauntlet 25
Cram Opener 28
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


  • It is held by Little Buster, a soon-to-be-retired bounty hunter, in Camp McCarran. He can typically be found sparring with a practice dummy in between a truck and the camp's tents.
  • If the quest Three-Card Bounty for Major Dhatri has been completed, Little Buster will leave the camp and go to Freeside, via the north gate. After one or two in-game days, his corpse can be found near the entrance's railroad tracks. The weapon can be looted from his corpse.
    • Note the railroad tracks are the ones inside of the Freeside gate near the Old Morman Fort and not the tracks outside the gate.


  • As of patch, the weapon no longer ignores Damage Threshold.
  • It is possible to obtain two copies of this weapon by pickpocketing it from Little Buster while he is alive, then looting it from his corpse later.
  • Without trying to pickpocket the weapon from him, there may be a second copy of this weapon in the inventory of his corpse.
  • The name of this weapon is a reference to the canned food Cram, a healing item also found in-game. It also is a play on words for the common household can-opener.


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 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 regular bladed gauntlet.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If worn while entering the interrogation room Silus is being held in during the Silus Treatment quest, the model will still be shown on your hands. This will continue after you have been returned your weapons, no matter what you currently have equipped. This also happens with the unique unarmed weapon Recompense of the Fallen and boxing tape.[verified]
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