please help

i was wondering wether there was any way to merge blend files together, i may be out of mind i dnt know, but what i mean is, i have a sword in one blend file and a scene in another, is there some way to bring the object from one of the files in to the other file, so i end up with both objects in the same file? please help unless i dreamt up this idea.
cheers

File >> Append, goto the file with the sword and select it from the OBJECT menu (not the Mesh menu).

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You can also choose “Scene” from the append list and load the whole scene into the new one.

If you have many objects on SCENE 1 it may be helpful to open the file you want to transfer, hit “M” and move those files to another layer, then FILE>>APPEND on your first file. Then switch layers and arrange your file # two so it is more managable. Then hit “M” again and there’s your object.

I use this for when I model files in a huge city. Oh well.