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For an overview of nail board models in various Fallout games, see nail board.

The nail board is a melee weapon in Fallout 3.


Composed of a wooden board with nails driven through one end. They are mostly carried by base level super mutants. Although not a highly damaging weapon, it deals rapid attacks, permitting numerous blows to be dealt quickly.


The nail board can successfully strike about 150 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Board of Education - Better in all regards, damage, item HP, etc.
  • Jericho's nail board - A unique, non-playable version used by Jericho with identical stats to the regular version.


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 ratio
Nail board 8
Board of Education 12
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



Jericho wields a unique nail board with infinite durability.


Nail board icon
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