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For an overview of brass knuckles in the Fallout series of games, see brass knuckles.
 
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The steel knuckles are a unique set of unarmed weapons in the Fallout 3 add-on The Pitt.

BackgroundEdit

Steel knuckles take the form of four linked metal rings in a shallow convex formation with a bumper attached to the concave face. The rings are slipped over a combatant's fingers with the bumper pressed into the palm of the hand. When a punch is thrown, the knuckles take the majority of the impact impulse, transferring much of the punch's kinetic energy to the target by way of the harder, smaller impacting surface of the metal knuckles. This drastically increases the likelihood of serious tissue disruption and bone damage.

CharacteristicsEdit

The steel knuckles do slightly more damage per hit than its brass or spiked counterparts, but it really shines when used in V.A.T.S. The steel knuckles use only 14 AP per swing, giving it one of the lowest AP costs for any weapon. As such, it's great to use with the Paralyzing Palm perk.

DurabilityEdit

The steel knuckles can successfully strike about 1111 times from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Love Tap - A variant of the regular Knuckles that was cut from the base game.
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.

ComparisonEdit

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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
Brass knuckles 6
9.51.58x16180.766712020
Steel knuckles Gametitle-FO3 TP9
14.21.58x19141.3111112020
Spiked knuckles 9
14.21.58x19190.966712525
Plunkett's Valid Points 12
18.91.58x212151.633313030
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

LocationEdit

NotesEdit

  • It can be used as weaker replacements for Plunkett's Valid Points, for those who don't want to get the Lawbringer perk or can't find Junders Plunkett.
  • This weapon cannot be used to repair ordinary brass knuckles, but the brass knuckles can be used to repair the steel knuckles.
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