The Sledge Hammer is a melee weapon found in Hitman: Absolution.


"A large, heavy hammer commonly used for fracturing concrete, and other demolition work."

The sledge hammer can be used to attack targets head-on, swinging it into their heads, or it may be used from behind on an unsuspecting target to strangle them. Alternatively, it may be thrown and used as a distraction. Please note that it is considered a heavy object and cannot be thrown as far as most objects, without Throwing II and Throwing III.

This weapon can also be used to break locks on doors, such as in Skurky's Law and Countdown.


Hitman: Absolution

  • Shaving Lenny: On a crate, in the middle of the scrapyard.
  • Hunter and Hunted: Derelict building, on the wall next to the room where the knife is located.
  • Skurky's Law: In the prison, just before turning right to the fighting pit, near the corner; in the cell diagonal from the entrance hall way to the fighting pit.
  • Countdown: In the storeroom, leaning against some lockers.