Love and Hate is a unique pair of knuckle-dusters that deal more damage than the standard variants. The attached spiked plates have the words "LOVE" and "HATE" embossed on them and are stained with blood. It is considered a holdout weapon, and can be carried concealed into weapons-free locations regardless of the Courier's Sneak skill.
Love and Hate are an homage to the Robert Mitchem character in the 1955 movie The Night of the Hunter, who has the words "LOVE" and "HATE" tattooed on the knuckles of his hands. A similar homage to the Mitchem character's tattoos appears in the Spike Lee movie Do the Right Thing.
Love and Hate does not use a higher resolution texture when used by the player, despite one being available in the game's resources. [verified]
On rare occasions Love and Hate can be found in a filing cabinet in Aurelius' office. [verified]
When dropped, Love and Hate may fall through the ground. [verified]
Sometimes after drawing Love and Hate, the player character's left thumb may get stuck sticking upright. Simply holstering and drawing the weapon again will fix this. [verified]