Although common at lower levels, its high durability and fast attack speed make the Chinese officer's sword an excellent weapon outside of V.A.T.S., whereas swings in V.A.T.S. use 28 AP. Along with its high critical multiplier and critical damage, the sword is great weapon to hit fast, hard and sparingly.
Vampire's Edge, the weakest of the Chinese officer's sword unique variants, Vampire's Edge weighs only one pound, and is the only variant to use the regular sword's model.
Jingwei's ShockswordOperation: Anchorage, an electrified version of the Chinese officer's sword, the shock sword is much stronger and deals electrical damage over time.
Sim version Operation: Anchorage, a version of the weapon which appears only within the Anchorage simulation. Unlike other sim-specific weapons, this version has a higher base and critical damage than its normal counterpart, and also causes disintegration for non-player characters killed by a critical hit similar to Jingwei's Shocksword. This weapon is only carried by non-player characters within the Anchorage simulation and cannot be obtained through normal means.
Samurai's swordMothership Zeta, an ancient Japanese weapon that deals an extra helping of damage on critical hits, and is much more durable than the standard sword.
The following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
In Fallout: New Vegas, an enlarged unusable version of the Chinese officer's sword can be seen behind elder McNamara's desk. It is part of a large Brotherhood of Steel symbol which consists of a sword offset from two interlocking gears.