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For the character from Fallout 3, see Knock Knock.
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For an overview of axe models in the Fallout series, see axe.


Knock-Knock is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Knock-Knock is a cleaner, more powerful version of the fire axe, with a matte black handle and a polished steel head with a longer fluke.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

It has a special Mauler attack, which does 50% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 5 more action points (APs), but has a chance to knock down enemies (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Mauler5066262.54Knockdown chance
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

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

Durability[edit | edit source]

Knock-Knock can successfully strike about 545 times from full condition before breaking, 450 times less than the regular fire axe.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

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
Fire axe 55
Knock-Knock 66
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Location[edit | edit source]

It is found in Camp Searchlight's fire station. Once the key is obtained from Logan, head upstairs and search the bathroom stalls, look in the right side corner of the stall with the skeleton to find Knock-Knock. However, it is in very poor condition and requires repair.

  • Logan can be killed or the quest, Wheel of Fortune can be completed to obtain the key.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

While the standard fire axe is a pick-head axe (also traditionally called a fireman's axe) intended for use in structure fires, Knock-Knock appears to be a Pulaski tool. The Pulaski (named after its inventor, legendary US Forest Service firefighter Ed Pulaski) is a wildland firefighting hand tool that combines an axe and an adze. It is an extremely versatile tool that can cut, scrape, grub, or dig.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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