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, including an increased likelihood of fracturing the victim’s bones on impact.
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, 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.