How To Get The Unique Knock-Knock Fire Axe In Fallout: New Vegas
How To Get The Unique Knock-Knock Fire Axe In Fallout: New Vegas

Knock-Knock is a unique Fire Axe that can be found in the Camp Searchlight Fire Station during or after the quest Wheel of Fortune.

Quick tips before you head out to get the unique weapon:

  • Irradiated area. The entire area of Camp Searchlight is heavily irradiated. Bringing Rad-X and Rad-Away is highly recommended.
  • Powerful enemies. The enemies in this area include Ghouls, Glowing Ones, Radscoprions, and a Radscorpion Queen.
  • Science 50 required. In order to get this weapon, you’ll have to have a Science skill of 50 or more.

Acquisition

To acquire this weapon, you’ll have to make your way to Camp Searchlight, an irradiated town located south of Novac.

Camp Searchlight on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
Camp Searchlight on the world map

Once there, locate the partly destroyed church in the south-western part of town. On the local map, it’s labeled “Searchlight NCR Storage”.

The church on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
The church on the world map

Once there, enter the church.

One of the possible entrances to the church | Fallout: New Vegas
One of the possible entrances to the church

Inside the church, in one of the corners, is a trap door leading into a basement. Go inside.

Entrance to the basement inside the church | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the basement inside the church

Somewhere in the basement, you’ll find Logan. Speak to him and select the following dialogue options:

  • “Are you looking for something?”
“Are you looking for something?” | Fallout: New Vegas
  • “Maybe I can help.”
“Maybe I can help.” | Fallout: New Vegas

Now, follow either one of the walls of the basement until they lead you to a terminal. Hack into it and read all of the entries.

Terminal inside the basement | Fallout: New Vegas
Terminal inside the basement

Go back to Logan and tell him that you found the location of the radiation suits.

Dialogue choice that starts the Wheel Of Fortune quest | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice that starts the Wheel Of Fortune quest

From here, you’ll get the quest “Wheel Of Fortune”. Follow the quest until Logan takes you to a fire station.

Entrance to the fire station | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the fire station

Once inside, go to the door opposite the entrance.

Entrance to the stairwell | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the stairwell

Walk up the staircase you see in front of you into the hallway.

Door leading into the hallway | Fallout: New Vegas
Door leading into the hallway

In the hallway, take the second exit to the left. You’ll see a bathroom sign next to the door.

Second exit on the left as seen from the start of the hallway | Fallout: New Vegas
Second exit on the left as seen from the start of the hallway
Entrance to the bathroom | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the bathroom

Enter the second stall from the right. The axe will be behind the skeleton, leaning against a wall.

Axe behind the skeleton | Fallout: New Vegas
Axe behind the skeleton
Closer view of the Axe | Fallout: New Vegas
Closer view of the Axe

Comparing Knock-Knock to the Fire Axe

  • Knock Knock deals additional damage (66 vs 55 damage).
  • Knock Knock attacks faster (1.8 attacks/second vs 1.58 attacks/second).
  • It has lower durability than the Fire Axe (545 attacks before breaking vs 995 attacks before breaking).

Gameplay Tips

  • As with all other melee weapons, it deals double damage in VATS.
  • This weapon is viable even in the endgame, primarily thanks to its balanced attack speed and damage. 
  • Having the Jury Rigging perk is highly recommended, as without it, the weapon will constantly break on you.