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I think you should hang onto that sword. It'd put a smile on Granddad's face to know it was being used to help people.Abraham Finch when he gives the shishkebab to the Sole Survivor

The Shishkebab is a melee weapon in Fallout 4.


Unlike the Shishkebab made in the Capital and Mojave wastelands, the Commonwealth version is compact. It uses a more potent fuel made from a Schoelt canister, so a motorcycle fuel tank is no longer required, although a motorcycle handbrake is still present. Also, the basis of the weapon is a modified wakizashi rather than a makeshift sword made from a lawnmower blade.

When simply held in hand, the sword emits a steady stream of small bluish flames from the nozzles mounted along its blade. However, when the weapon is swung, the fire immediately starts burning much hotter and brighter, creating a far more spectacular effect than any previous incarnation of this weapon ever displayed.

Weapon modifications

Slot Mod Description Weapon prefix Damage per hit change Weight change Weapon value change in caps Perk needed Components Form ID
Flame jets No upgrade
Extra flame jets Increased Energy damage. Searing +13 Energy +0.5 +100 Blacksmith 3 Adhesive x6
Asbestos x5
Copper x10
Steel x7


  • One is carried by Slag, the leader of the Forged, a raider gang occupying Saugus Ironworks. Retrieving this Shishkebab is an objective in the quest Out of the Fire. The Shishkebab can be kept as a reward upon completing the quest.
  • It can be obtained as a legendary weapon when killing a legendary enemy.


  • The energy damage inflicted by this weapon is not increased by strength, but it is affected by damage modifiers from perks such as Big Leagues, Rooted, Bloody Mess, and Lone Wanderer.
  • The Shishkebab is also available as an Automatron robot mod.

Behind the scenes

"Shish kebab" is a traditional Turkish dish consisting of meat threaded on a skewer and grilled.


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