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Figaro is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


A unique variant of the straight razor, Figaro features a slightly tarnished metal handle with a polished silver blade decorated with ornate etchings. It counts as a holdout weapon, and therefore can be smuggled into casinos and the Fort. Boasting superior damage and critical damage, it offers faster attack speed and double the critical hit chance compared to the standard straight razor.

Special attack

Figaro has a special Back Slash attack that does 70% damage in V.A.T.S., at the cost of three fewer action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Back Slash5011.2140.8
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute a Back Slash outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move), by initiating a power attack while moving forward.


Figaro can successfully strike about 445 times from full condition before breaking.


Straight razor


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
Straight razor 5
Figaro 8
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Found on Sergio, who is inside the King's School of Impersonation, in which it can either be looted from his corpse, or obtained via reverse-pickpocketing.

Behind the scenes

The name is a reference to the opera The Barber of Seville, where the protagonist is a barber named Figaro.