Good at forcing locks and so much more.
Weapon Type Melee
Damage 10
Damage Type CLUB
First Found… d1_trainstation_05
Projectile Name gordonstrike
Model v_/w_crowbar.mdl

Description Convars Keyvalues Flags Other Weapons


weapon_crowbar is the entity name for the only usable melee weapon in normal Half-Life2. First given to the player by combat buddy Barney, it tends to see you through a lot much like it did in the original Half-Life.

Primary Fire: Quickly swings the crowbar across your front. Successful hits are easier to chain together while misses have an extra delay.

Secondary Fire: Throws the crowbar, likely killing any unfortunates in its way. Afterward, it can be picked right back up and thrown again.


  • sk_npc_dmg_crowbar <integer> ( Default: 5 )
    Sets how much damage NPCs deal with this weapon.
  • sk_plr_dmg_crowbar <integer> ( Default: 10 )
    Sets how much damage the player deals with this weapon.


  • targetname <string>
    Assigns the entity a targetname, used by other entities to refer to this entity. Can be shared by other entities.
  • origin <X Y Z>
    Sets the position of the entity within the world. See Coordinates.
  • angle <X Y Z>
    Sets the angular positioning (Pitch, Yaw, Roll) of the entity.
  • model <string>
    Sets the model of the entity.
  • fademindist <float>
    Sets the distance at which the entity model starts to fade. (0 : use fademaxdist)
  • fademaxdist <float>
    Sets the maximum distance at which the entity model is visible. (0 : don't fade out)
  • fadescale <float>
    The scale factor that gives some control over fading. Using 0 turns off the forced fade values.


Except where noted, flags are OFF by default.

  • 1 : Start constrained. (Prevents model movement)
  • 2 : Reserve for NPC.
  • 4 : Not throwable by the Gravity Gun.

Weapons & Tools

Hand Wpn. Crowbar   •   Golden Crowbar   •   Shovel   •   Soy Beans
Pistol/SMG .357 Magnum   •   Alyxgun   •   9mm Pistol   •   Flare Gun   •    Gauss Gun   •   Grease Gun (M3)   •   H&K MP5   •   H&K MP7 (SMG1)
Assault Wpn. Portable Airboat Gun   •   AK-47   •   Laser Gun   •   Overwatch Standard Issue (AR2)   •   Karabiner 98   •   SPAS-12 Shotgun   •   Dragunov (SVD)
Thrown ANM14 Incendiary   •   Banana Bomb   •   Bug Bait   •   Bug Spawner   •   Frag Grenade   •   Gravity Grenade   •   Vortex Hopwire   •   Trap Hopwire   •   Motion Sensor Bomb   •   Scissors
Ranged Explosive PSP   •   Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG)   •   Sticky Bomber   •   Portable Strider Cannon
Other Crossbow   •   Flamethrower   •   Gravity Gun   •   Magic Wand (lstick)   •   Node Maker   •   Physics Gun   •   Physics Launcher
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