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A sword is a melee weapon in Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4. Primarily used for cutting and thrusting, a sword can be single or double edged, with either a straight or curved blade.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Bumper sword[edit | edit source]
Fashioned from the rear bumper and exhaust pipe of a car, it's been mangled into a crude and heavy sword. It's held together with tight leather straps and rope, but is a more than a durable weapon that'll meet any challenge.
- For the unique bumper sword found in Fallout: New Vegas, see: "Blade of the East".
- For the semi-common bumper sword found in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road, see: "Blade of the West".
Chinese officer's sword[edit | edit source]
These swords are made in the style of 7th century Jian double edged straight swords. Produced by the People's Liberation Army specifically for use by its officers and issued in the Sino-American War, many were captured and came to the American home front as souvenirs – some even found their way into fifth columnist hands. Since the Great War, these weapons have become an uncommonly used by wastelanders and raiders alike.
- For the unique Chinese officer's sword found in Fallout 3, see: "Vampire's Edge".
- For the unique Chinese officer's sword found in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage, see: "Jingwei's shock sword".
- For the unique Chinese officer's sword found in Fallout 4, see: "General Chao's Revenge".
- For the unique Chinese officer's sword found in the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World, see: Sword of Wonders.
- For the cut unique Chinese officer's sword found in Fallout 3, see: "Clover's Cleaver".
Katana[edit | edit source]
A katana is a type of Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.6-28.7 inches (60-73 centimeters) and characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade, circular or squared guard, and long grip that can accommodate two hands. Often called a "samurai sword" or "samurai's sword" because of its use by the feudal warriors, it became a symbol of the samurai caste.
Renowned for its sharpness and cutting ability, its origins go back at least as far as the Kamakura Period (1185–1333). Most often held with two hands, some techniques and combat styles were performed with a one-handed grip. The katana was generally carried in a saya, or scabbard, manufactured from lightweight wood, with a coat of lacquer on the exterior and a wooden knob on one side for attaching a braided cord.
Lily's Vertibird blade[edit | edit source]
Fashioned from a Vertibird rotor strapped to a long tube of wood via leather straps. If asked how she obtained it, Lily Bowen states she found Daisy Whitman's downed Vertibird near Klamath and Leo told her how to make it.
Revolutionary sword[edit | edit source]
An antique cutlass dating back to the latter half of the 18th century. Used during the American Revolutionary War, these artifacts have made their way into the hands of survivors in and around Boston, Massachusetts.
- For the unique sword, see; Shem Drowne sword.
Samurai's sword[edit | edit source]
Similar to the katana, it only differs in its name.
Wakizashi[edit | edit source]
The wakizashi is a practically a shorter katana but is meant as a side arm or back up sword to a katana, should one not be available. However, by 2241, the Yakuza gangs ignore this tradition and instead use it as a primary weapon.