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Fallout 2Wakizashi
Fallout 3Chinese officer's sword
Vampire's Edge
Icon cut Clover's Cleaver
Jingwei's shocksword Gametitle-FO3 OA
Samurai's sword Gametitle-FO3 MZ]
Icon cut Katana Gametitle-FO3 MZ
Fallout: New VegasBumper sword
Lily's Vertibird blade
Blade of the East
Blade of the West Gametitle-FNV LR
Katana (GRA) Gametitle-FNV GRA
Fallout 4Revolutionary sword
Shem Drowne sword
Chinese officer sword
General Chao's Revenge
Zao's sword
Assaultron blade Gametitle-FO4 AUT
Sword of Wonders Gametitle-FO4 NW
Steel sword Gametitle-FO4 CC
Fallout 76Assaultron blade
Blade of Bastet
Chinese officer sword
Cultist blade
Grant's saber
Meteoritic sword
Revolutionary sword
Commander's Charge Gametitle-FO76 WA
The Gutter Gametitle-FO76 WA
Ski sword
Black Diamond
Guitar sword
Fallout ShelterRelentless raider sword
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A sword is a melee weapon in Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Fallout Shelter. Primarily used for cutting and thrusting, a sword and be single or double edged with either a straight or curved blade.


Bumper swordEdit


The bumper sword 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 articles: Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Fallout 76

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 weapon by wastelanders and raiders alike.

Cultist bladeEdit

FO76 Cultist blade
Gameplay article: Fallout 76

A ritual weapon of the Cult of the Mothman made from an antler piece combined with a piece of metal crudely formed into a serrated blade.


Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Gun Runners' Arsenal

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.

Revolutionary swordEdit

Revolutionary sword
Gameplay articles: Fallout 4, Fallout 76

An antique spadroon 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.

Lily's Vertibird bladeEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

Lily's Vertibird blade is a huge sword 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.


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. However, by 2241, the Yakuza gangs ignore this tradition and instead use it as a primary weapon.

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