"2x4....handy. Let's do some fucking carpentry." '- 'Terror Mask
A plank of wood, the 2x4 (pronounced two by four) is a bludgeoning weapon in the Splatterhouse games that Rick can use.
The 2x4 was voted number 95 in IGN Top 100 weapons in video game list http://www.ign.com/top/video-game-weapons/95
- The 2x4 might be Rick's "signature weapon", along with the Cleaver, as they're found the most often in the Splatterhouse series. thumb|300px|right
- The 2x4 is found in almost every phase in Splatterhouse (2010), further suggesting it's "signature weapon" status.
- In a trailer for the TurboGrafix 16 port of Splatterhouse (1988), it shows an actor dressed as Rick (wearing a red hockey mask) making a 2x4 while a narrator mentions that the 2x4 is Rick's prime weapon while looking for his girlfriend.
- Early BottleRocket era gameplay screenshots showed that the 2x4 was going to be a simple broken piece of wood with some nails attached to it.