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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 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 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]


Icon tomahawk

Impact on solid object
Icon tomahawk

Impact on flesh
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