|Category||Weapons > Blunt Melee|
|Melee Range||0.85 m|
|Swing Time||0.5 sec|
|| A weapon used in hand-to-hand combat. Brass knuckles are pieces of metal shaped to fit around the knuckles. Designed to preserve and concentrate a punch's force by directing it toward a harder and smaller contact area, they result in increased tissue disruption, inlcluding an increased likelihood of fracturing the victim's bones on impact.
|| ~ In-game description
The Brass Knuckles is a type of blunt weapon in DayZ Standalone. Although they do little actual damage compared to Blade weapons, it usually only takes one hit to the head to knock a player unconscious or to kill them, even if they are wearing Head Protection. The Brass Knuckles only take one slot in the Inventory, and are quite hard to see when in a Player's hands, So they are extremely useful when you are being robbed or want to neutralize a Player without killing them.
They are also very useful for taking prisoners.
- Brass Knuckles were popular with Gangsters and Street fighters during the 1920's.
- Brass Knuckles are also known as "poing américain" (French for Lit. American fist), "puño americano" (Spanish for American fist), "knogjärn" (Swedish for Knuckle iron) and "Nyrkkirauta" (Finnish for Fist iron) .
- Many combination weapons have been made featuring Brass Knuckles, Including the Infamous U.S 1918 Trench Knife and French "Apache" Revolvers.