A self-powered weapon with a metallic chain. It uses a power supply inside and thus doesn't require small energy cells and it can be used like a chainsaw. Developed before the Great War, the ripper was likely originally designed as an electric hedge trimmer or an electric cooking knife, however the Ripper has now found a new use as a somewhat powerful melee weapon. Raiders are very fond of this weapon and the cutting power that it has and use them any chance they get. It can saw through people with relative ease, even with heavy armored person and any poor bastard that is hit by this will most likely come out with serious injury. In the Mojave Wasteland it completely ignores DT of the enemy, making it perfect for killing NCR Veteran Rangers, Legion Centurions and Brotherhood of Steel Paladins.