Photograph of SCP-2501 during testing, circa 19██.


SCP-2501 is a mechanical gauntlet designed to be adapted to a human hand and forearm. SCP-2501 is made of an unknown lightweight material and is powered through unknown means. SCP-2501 shows no markings or numbers to give any indication of an origin or manufacturer. SCP-2501 appears to be in need of maintenance, although knowledge of repairing certain defective mechanisms is currently beyond Foundation researchers. A key-operated safety switch is installed on the underside of SCP-2501, although it appears to be defective due to the key being dislocated inside the lock cylinder, thereby keeping it affixed in the position labeled with the word 'ВКЛ.'1 There is also a slightly corroded rotary control knob located on the left side of the "wrist". This knob is locked to the furthest clockwise position and will not turn counter-clockwise. The setting labels are too worn to be decipherable, but are hypothesized to be numbers in increasing range.

SCP-2501's anomalous properties manifest whenever a user inserts his/her arm into the socket and engages the claw-like mechanism at the opposite end. When held in front of the user's face, SCP-2501 is able to exert an extreme amount of pressure on an object within the perspective of the user in relation to the claw-like mechanism. No upper limit on the amount of pressure SCP-2501 can exert has yet been observed. SCP-2501 is not able to perform more dexterous functions beyond rapidly opening and closing. Distance from the user to an object does not affect the end result; neither does density or size of the object. The object during this process always behaves as if two invisible forces are exerting against it at opposite ends, to the point of structural failure.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Likely at least 4-C

Name: SCP-2501, "The Claw"

Origin: SCP Foundation

Age: Unknown

Classification: Safe-Class Anomalous Weapon

Wielders: SCP Foundation, Formerly Marshal, Carter, and Dark Ltd.

Powers and Abilities: Limited Matter Manipulation

Attack Potency: Likely at least Star level (Emily Carter, the co-creator of SCP-2501, stated that it is capable of destroying the sun, although no upper limit on the amount of pressure SCP-2501 can exert has yet been observed)

Speed: Crushing speed Varies depending on the distance from the wielder to its target, the size of the target, and the speed at which SCP-2501 closes.

Durability: Unknown

Range: At least Interplanetary

Weaknesses: The wielder has to be able to clearly see the object in order to crush it, Cannot effect fluids or gases