the fallout ‘blacksmithing’ perk is so pathetic, it just lets you duct tape or glue things like saw blades or even a small rocket (?) onto a sledge hammer or drive nails into a baseball bat. I like a good ol nail bat as much as the next girl but give me:
- rebar ax
- railway spike dagger
- crowbar pick
the lumberfuckersaw blade blade
- spring steel razor or stiletto
- good ol’ file knives
Just any evidence that the people of this world actually make new things out of the wealth of readily made materials that the old world aggregated in their proxmity. Rather than just re-using things as-is or looking for eternally ‘improvised’ weapons.