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Fallout 2Wakizashi
Fallout 3Chinese officer's sword
Vampire's Edge
Clover's Cleaver cutIcon cut
Operation: AnchorageJingwei's shocksword
Mothership ZetaSamurai's sword
Fallout: New VegasBumper sword
Lily's Vertibird blade
Blade of the East
Lonesome RoadBlade of the West
Fallout 4Revolutionary sword
Shem Drowne sword
Chinese officer sword
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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 and be single or double edged with either a straight or curved blade.


Bumper swordEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

The bumper sword, as the name suggests, consists of a rusty car bumper that has been flattened and sharpened into a thick, heavy blade. The license plate is still attached, and an exhaust pipe strapped to the unsharpened end serves as a makeshift handle.

Chinese officer's swordEdit

Chinese officer's sword
Gameplay article: Fallout 3

These weapons are remnants from the United States' war with China, an event that triggered the Great War. They were most likely brought back by American soldiers fighting in various campaigns in mainland China, or were brought by Chinese infiltrators and saboteurs like the ones at Mama Dolce's and elsewhere throughout the United States.

Samurai's swordEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout 3

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 bladeEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

Lily's Vertibird blade is a huge sword owned by Lily, made from a vertibird rotor strapped to a long piece of wood via leather straps.


Gameplay article: Fallout 2

A Wakizashi is a type of Japanese sword with a blade length between 30 and 60 centimeters (12 and 24 inches), similar to but shorter than a katana. The wakizashi is usually not a primary weapon for samurai and was often worn together with the katana. The pairing of a katana with a wakizashi is called the daishō.

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