Sword of the Grenadiers à Cheval de la Garde Impériale dated early 19th Century on display at Walter Scott’s house in Abbotsford

Walter Scott was invited out to the battlefield by the Duke of Wellington after his victory. While he prepared his poetry on the defeat of Napoleon for the second time he collected a number of arms and armour from the French army.

This sword belonged to the heavy cavalry regiment of the Imperial Guard and the regiment sustained heavy losses at the Battle of Waterloo, where presumably this sword was acquired.


Spoils from the French Army at Waterloo dated 1815 collected by Walter Scott on display at his house in Abbotsford

Confront the battery’s jaws of flame!
 Rush on the levelled gun!
My steel-clad cuirassiers, advance!
Each Hulan forward with his lance,
My Guard–my Chosen–charge for France,
 France and Napoleon!

The Field of Waterloo by Walter Scott

These spoils were bought when Walter Scott visited the battlefield on the bequest of the Duke of Wellington. He collected a number of swords, pistols and pieces of armour and uniform such as the ones seen here.

The cuirasses come from the heavy French cavalry that stormed the field of Waterloo, the bullet hole on the left might have been added after the battle to add to its price.

The helmet on the right is of a dragoon and the Czapka on the left from one of the Polish Uhlans/Hulans (lancers) who fought for Napoleon in the Grand Armee.

yes fucking FALLOUT AGAIN 

Some info, i think:
Hux was born in 66 vault - vault with a military academy inside. He survived in a local vault revolution (it’s happened because of his father-Overseer) and left alone in Wastelands like a fucking brave lone ranger
Kylo is like one-man army with too high rad resist (and with some hereditary FEV shit in his blood from his grandfather) who stole sword from historical museum.
He escaped from his family (they are working for NCR) and now he’s enjoying his pretty fun life in Wastelands with murders, murders, whiskey, murders, blood, weapons and hot lost gunger guys in trouble :^) 

more right (here)
best concept of Phasma in power armor (here)

Hand and a Half Sword dated about 1510 from Germany on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Combat was deemed an essential part of a nobleman’s education. A 15th century fencing master insisted knights should ‘skillfully wield spear, sword and dagger in a manly way’ Though it is unlikely all knights were trained to the same level.

The Hand and a Half sword (or Bastard Sword as it is often called), when gripped with both hands, was a potent weapon against armour. Though the finely chiselled pommel hints to the more decorative hilts produced later that century.


Sickle sword bearing the cuneiform inscription “Palace of Adad-nirari, king of the universe, son of Arik-den-ili, king of Assyria, son of Enlil-nirari, king of Assyria" 

Middle Assyrian, c. 1307-1275 B.C. 


Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Sword (Shamshir) with Scabbard and Belt

The hilt of this saber is mounted in enameled silver in a style associated with the north Indian city of Lucknow, in the Mughal province of Oudh. The blade of crucible (“watered”) steel is exceptionally rare, as it includes the name of the maker, Baqir Mashhadi, an Iranian swordsmith active in India, his patron, Safdar Jang Bahadur, an Iranian who ruled as nawab (governor) of Oudh from 1739 to 1754, and the date of its manufacture.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number:36.25.1304a, b


Russian pioneers sword and small percussion pistol belonging to Andrew Drummond of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on display at their regimental museum in Stirling Castle

Drummond recovered the sword while serving in the Crimea and unusually for a private in the army he carried this pistol as well as his rifle.

He was awarded a medal for distinguished conduct during the war.

Instagram post by Paul Newman • Apr 23, 2017
Paul Newman (@historyfan1815) on Instagram: “For #SwordSunday a plethora of swords carried by the other ranks' of the British heavy cavalry. As seen at the National War Museum of Scotland's 'Tools of the Trade' gallery @nationalmuseumsscotland Left to right: 1788 pattern, dated 1793, 1796 pattern, 1853 'universal' pattern and the 1908 pattern, dated 1911. The upstart sword photobombing is a 1796 other ranks' light cavalry sword. The term 'other rank' within the British Army, was used to mean all soldiers who were not commissioned officers, i.e. 'the men'. The term was officially taken away in the 1960's and replaced by the word 'soldiers'. The other ranks would have had a sword issued to them as was the case with uniform, a firearm and other more everyday necessities such as pipe clay, used to whiten leatherwork. Officers on the other hand privately purchased their swords in accordance with the current pattern mandated by the Army. In the majority, the hilt would be of the type 'laid down by the Army and in many cases the blade too with perhaps the owners initials or a family coat of arms etched into the blade. Many officers however would go to great lengths and expense to purchase swords tailored to their own specifications sometimes as a result of first-hand experience from the battlefield of what might work best. The result being, many swords were created which hold unique designs for specific reasons.”