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For an overview of switchblade models in the Fallout series of games, see switchblade.

The switchblade is a melee weapon in Fallout 4.


The switchblade is a small melee weapon that may be swung fast, but with small damage inflicted upon enemies. It is first thrust at an enemy before swinging it in a slash with the second swing. With one investment in the Blacksmith perk, the serrated blade nearly doubles the switchblade's damage and adds bleeding damage.

Weapon modificationsEdit

Slot Mod Description Weapon prefix Icon damage Icon weight Icon merchant Perk needed Components Base ID
Upgrade No upgrade
Serrated blade Targets bleed. Exceptional damage. Serrated +9 +10 Blacksmith 1 Adhesive x1
Fiberglass x1
Oil x1
Steel x1


  • One may be found stabbed into the top of a computer terminal inside a trailer just north of the the Vault 111 elevator.
  • One may be found in the Museum of Freedom in Concord on a table next to a skull and chem cooler up the first set of stairs.
  • A common weapon of raiders, which can be looted off their bodies.
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