A MAN threatened a police officer with an antique sword from the Battle of Waterloo.
Stephen Huckle, 63, of Kendal Close, Waterlooville, brandished the sword at a police constable during an incident in Waterlooville.
Portsmouth magistrates ordered the sword be forfeited but not destroyed as it is an antique.
The court heard the incident stopped only when a Taser was deployed by officers but not actually used.
Huckle was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year and told to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
He was given a 12-month supervision requirement with a six-month alcohol treatment requirement.
*This year is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, from which Waterlooville got its name thanks to returning soldiers who stopped there for rest.