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Butch's Toothpick
Attack statistics
dmg/attack: 10
DPS: 30
attacks/sec: 3
crit dmg: 13
crit chance: x 2.5
skill: Melee Weapons
AP: 18
item HP: 150
repair: Switchblades
weight: 1
value: 50
base id: 00078440

Butch's Toothpick is a modified switchblade. It is owned by Butch DeLoria, a resident of Vault 101.

This is the switchblade that James, the father of the Lone Wanderer, states that he stole from Butch. James used it to repair the birthday gift BB Gun given to the Vault Dweller on July 13, 2268.

Later on if you allow Butch to remain alive while escaping Vault 101, the Toothpick can be obtained when you return during the Trouble on the Homefront quest. It is roughly twice as powerful as an ordinary Switchblade (before Strength modifiers). It can be repaired using regular Switchblades.

Acquiring the Weapon

  • The weapon cannot be acquired if you kill him on your Escape from Vault 101. It shows up on his corpse as a regular Switchblade.
  • If Butch is acquired as a follower later on, his Toothpick can usually be taken by swapping items.
  • Other than swapping it from him, the easiest way to get Butch's Toothpick (without making anyone hostile) is simply to pickpocket it from him. Reverse-pickpocket any fully-repaired Combat Knife onto him, which he will equip, thus forcing the Toothpick into his inventory. You can also collect enough 10mm Pistols and repair them to full, then sneak up behind him and do a reverse-pickpocket. Leave his floor and go through a door so an auto-save happens. Return to Butch and he will have the 10mm Pistol equipped so you can pickpocket his Toothpick.
  • A more expensive but faster swap method is to reverse pick-pocket a Shishkebab into Butch's inventory. He will immediately equip the Shishkebab, allowing you to pick-pocket Butch's Toothpick.
  • Another method for getting the switchblade is to wait until Butch shows up at the Muddy Rudder in Rivet City. Start a fight with him and then shoot the knife from his hands. Grab the knife, leave Rivet City and wait 72 hours. After three days, all hostility from Butch should be gone.


  • In some versions of the game Butch can actually be seen picking his teeth with it at the Muddy Rudder bar in Rivet City.
  • The name "Toothpick" is also the name of a buck knife. It's not just the fact that he uses it to pick his teeth.


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