The Salvaged Sword is an early-game harvesting tool that remains relevant in end-game RUST. This persistence is due to its effectiveness and availability for those hitting barrels and opening crates.
As a tool, you can use a salvaged sword to harvest animal carcasses for Cloth, Leather, Meat, Bone Fragments, and Animal Fat. Using an item such as the Combat Knife performs this task more efficiently and results in a better yield, but the salvaged sword performs the task quite well in the interim.
As a weapon, the salvaged sword does moderate damage in quick, successive swings. It is one of the all-time favorite barrel-smashing implements due to its durability, quick strike times, and damage output. It can also take down enemy players very fast, especially if striking the head area.