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The tomahawk is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


The tomahawk is a thrown weapon. It is a make-shift weapon, and is made out of two railway spikes secured to a pipe with electrical cable and a bungee cord with feathers, paint, and beads for decoration.


  • Hatchet - the common variant of small hand axe in Fallout: New Vegas.
  • Throwing hatchet - a variant of hatchet specifically made as a throwing weapon.


Icon meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Hatchet 16
40.6x1.5 limb Icon damage2.54x116221.5149527537.5252
Throwing hatchet 20
17.6x1.5 limb Icon damage0.88x120221.8499522010251
Tomahawk 30
19.8x1.5 limb Icon damage0.66x130232.649950.575150503
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • Similar to the throwing spear, this weapon will stick in the ground, walls, etc., but cannot be retrieved after being thrown.
  • If the player is hit by a tomahawk, it is visibly sticking out of them in third-person. However, after approximately five seconds, it will disappear.
  • The tomahawk has very high item health relative to most other melee weapons, and as such would degrade very slowly, even though you can only attack once with it as it becomes irretrievable once thrown.
  • The tomahawk can be shot by the Courier when an enemy throws it at him/her.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When holding more than 30 tomahawks, it will show that you only have a small amount. However, if you drop the small amount, it will then say you have 30, much like the throwing spear.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 In first person you will not have a tomahawk visible in your hand, but if you throw one, you will still have the same amount, effectively creating an infinite number of tomahawks.[verified]


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Impact on solid object
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Impact on flesh