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List of 16 Famous Swords Their History

Today we are going to talk about Famous Swords. The first swords appeared during the Bronze Age. This sword was made of copper. This sword was found in Harappan places in present day Pakistan. There are many types of swords. By the middle Ages swords made of iron and steel were widely produced and used in warfare. Soldiers in the country were trained in fencing and prepared for battle. Such a sword was one of the greatest signs of honor and bravery during the middle Ages. So let's gather a little more information about Famous Swords Their History.

1. Napoleon’s Sword


List of 16 Famous Swords Their History

Napoleon’s Sword was wielded by the emperor at the Battle of Austerlitz on 2 December 1805, proclaimed by the French Senate named Napoleon. In this decisive victory, the French troops destroyed the combined Austrian and Russian forces sent to reject Bonaparte. The gold-clad sword was once auctioned in France in the summer of 2007 for more than 4 6.4 million dollars.

Napoleon presented this sword to his brother as a wedding gift in the early 1800s. In 1978, Napoleon's Sword was declared a national treasure in France and the winner of the auction was not identified. Napoleon's Sword was never intended to be used in combat but was later used in battle. The sharp pointed blades of Napoleon’s Sword can give a nasty wound. This sword is equipped with his own portrait of Napoleon and it shows the fact that he has a large amount of self-esteem.

2. Curved Saber of San Martin


Curved Saber of San Martin

The Curved Saber Sword was José de San Martín's favorite asset he bought in London. He was a famous Argentine general and was later recognized as the main leader of the South American South for independence from Spain. José de San Martín admired the curved blades of this sword and felt that the Curved Saber sword was perfect for weapon tactics and ideal for battle.

This sword remained with San Martin until his death and was then handed over to the General de la Republica Argentina and Don Juan Manuel de Rosas. In 1896 the Curved Saber Sword was sent to the National Historical Museum of Buenos Aires. In the 1960s, the Curved Saber sword was stolen on two separate occasions and caused museum administrators to create a screening gazebo to protect the artifact.

2. Durandal


Durandal

The Durandal sword is Roland's sword. The sword was described in Charlemagne's legendary paladin in French epic literature. It is also said that at one stage the Durandal sword belonged to Charlemagne and passed through the hands of Saracen and became the property of Roland. Local folklore also claims that the Durandal sword embedded in the rock wall in Rocamadour still exists.

It is said that the golden tilt of the Durandal sword, 1 tooth of St. Peter, the blood of St. Basil, the hair of St. Denis and a piece of the Blessed Virgin Mary's garment. Of all those swords the Durandal sword is considered to be the most intense. The Durandal sword was capable of cutting huge boulders of stone with a single strike and this sword was considered indestructible.

4. Goujian


Goujian

The sword was found in 1965 in Hubei, China. Cast in tin bronze, the Goujian sword is known for its unusual sharpness and the stigmatized resistance rarely seen in such old artifacts. Although buried for 2,000 years, the Goujian sword was as good as new. This historical Goujian sword of ancient China is currently in the possession of the Hubei Province Museum.

There are 8 sealed letters on the blade near the handle of the Goujian sword which translates as "The Sword belongs to the Goujian, the King of Yue State". Goujian was the famous emperor of China who ruled during the spring and autumn periods. Although his kingdom was defeated by the Wu kingdom, the use of this sword 10 years later led him and his army to victory.

5. Honjo Masamune


Honjo Masamune

Honjo Masamune is also known as Gorō Nyūdō Masamune. This sword was a Japanese swordsman. Honjo Masamune is widely regarded as one of the greatest metallurgists in the world. The exact dates for the life of this sword are unknown but it is believed that Honjo Masamune worked from 1288–1328. Over the centuries this sword and its weapons have reached legendary status. This sword was made by tachi and daggers.

These swords have a strong reputation for superior beauty and quality. Honjo Masamune rarely signed his deeds so it can be difficult to positively identify all the weapons of this sword. This sword is believed to have worked in Sagami province during the latter part of the Kamakura period. Honjo Masamune is always mentioned along with other pieces of artwork.

6. Joyeuse


Joyeuse

In medieval legend a sword named Joyeuse was used by Charlemagne as his personal weapon. The name of this sword means "joyous". The sword has been used in French royal coronation ceremonies since the 13th century. Today, there are two swords attributed to the name Joyeuse. One is a saber kept in the Weltliche Schatzkammer in Vienna while the other is kept in the Louvre in France.

The Joyeuse sword is made up of parts of different centuries and so it can be very difficult to positively identify this weapon as Joyce. Joyeuse's gaze indicates the date of the factory around the time of Charlemagne. The Joyeuse sword is a heavy sculpted gold pommel made in two parts and at one time the sword was adorned with diamonds with a long gold grip.

7. King Arthur’s Excalibur


King Arthur’s Excalibur

According to Arthurian legends, this sword is known as the legendary sword of King Arthur. King Arthur’s Excalibur is also sometimes credited with magical powers. This sword is associated with the rightful sovereignty of Britain. Excalibur The sword was drawn from the stone by King Arthur.

Excalibur seems to have a special power in the sword as on his deathbed Sir Bedivere threw this sword into the lake but the lady in the hand of the sword lake came out of the water. Legend has it that King Arthur sleeps peacefully and one day when he wakes up and returns with this sword his country will need him.

8. Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi


Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi

Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is known as a legendary Japanese sword. This sword is almost identical to Excalibur. Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is one of the three royal regalia of Japan. This sword was originally called Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi. But later it was changed to the more popular Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi. In folklore, Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi represents the virtue of bravery.

According to Kojiki, Lord Susanoo had to face a grieving family and during that battle he got this one great sword from the fourth tail. The first reliable historical reference to Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is in Nihon Shoki. The Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi was made in a white metallic color with a fish-like appearance and was well maintained. Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi's most recent appearance was in 2019 when Emperor Akihito ascended the throne.

9. Legbiter


Legbiter

The name of the sword associated with the Norwegian Magnus III ‘Barelegs’ from 1093 to 1103 is Legbiter. The Legbiter sword had a hilt made of ivory and a hand grip wound made of gold thread. When the king was killed in battle by the men of Ulster, the Legbiter sword was said to have been lost and he later recovered it and sent it home. Of all the swords, the Legbiter sword is the sharpest.

10. Seven-Branched Sword


Seven-Branched Sword

This sword is a continental production sword and is believed to be identical with the Seven-Branched Sword of the name. The Seven-Branched Sword is a gift from the king of Baekje to the Yamato ruler, mentioned in Nihon Shoki in the 52nd year of the reign of the semi-mythical Empress Jingū. The use of the Seven-Branched Sword removes 100 enemy soldiers. This sword is currently housed in the Isonokami Shrine in Nara Province, Japan. The Seven-Branched Sword is not displayed to the public.

The Seven-Branched Sword is a 74.9 cm long iron sword. This sword has six branch-like protrusions with a central blade and the 65.5 cm sword was developed for ceremonial purposes. The Seven-Branched Sword was not built for war. In 1870, a Shinto priest named Masatomo Kan found two inscriptions on the sword. One of them states, "At noon on the sixteenth day of the eleventh month, the fourth year of the Taiwa era." The Seven-Branched Sword was made of 100 time’s hardened steel.

11. Shamshir-e-Zomorrodnegar


Shamshir-e-Zomorrodnegar

Shamshir-e-Zomorrodnegar The sword is Amir Arsalan according to Persian legend. Many stories claim that the fierce horned monster named Fulad-zereh was impenetrable to all weapons except the sword Shamshir-e-Zomorrodnegar. Apparently the sword belonged to the original King Solomon and was carefully guarded by Fulad-zereh. 

Due to the value of Shamshir-e-Zomorrodnegar and the fact that it can harm him, there was a magic charm against him. Wounds inflicted by Shamshir-e-Zomorrodnegar can only be treated with a dose of a special liquid potion made from many ingredients, including the brain of Fulad-Zereh.

12. Sword of Mercy


Sword of Mercy

The Sword of Mercy is also known as Curtana. This sword is known as a famous weapon that once belonged to Edward the Confessor. Edward the Confessor was known as one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Sword of Mercy is used on the coronation of British kings and queens. The current sword of the Sword of Mercy is a 17th-century copy. This sword has a square tip and is used in procession along with two other pointed swords.

The handle of the Sword of Mercy is 96.5 cm long and 19 cm wide. This is missing about 2.5 cm from the tip of the sword's steel blade. The Sword of Mercy has a decorative “running wolf" symbol on its blade that originated in the city of Passau in Lower Bavaria, Germany. In the Sword of Mercy the wooden grip is tied to the wire, the gilt-iron intoxication and the leather cover is wrapped in gold embroidered rugged velvet.

13. Tizona Sword


Tizona Sword

Tizona Sword is the name of a sword wielded by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid, according to Cantar de Mio Cid. The second type of sword of El Cid's is known as colada. El Cid became a successful military leader and diplomat during his lifetime and was known as a skilled military strategist and strong swordsman. Tizona Sword is the legendary swords of Spain.

The Colada sword was kept for a long time in the Marseille Castle and the sword named Colada has since been preserved in the Royal Palace in Madrid. This sword is 93.5 centimeters long and weighs 1.15 kilograms. A 2007 report questioned the integrity of the Tizona Sword and the ministry withdrew its offer, bringing the estimated value of the sword to EUR 200,000 - 300,000.

14. Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword


Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword

Tomoyuki Yamashita was a general in the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Tomoyuki Yamashita became famous during the war after conquering the British colonies of Malaya and Singapore. And eventually he got the nickname "The Tiger of Malaya". He had this great sword during Tomoyuki Yamashita's military career.

Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword had a blade manufactured by the famous sword maker Fujiwara Kanenaga. Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword lasted between 1640 and 1680. Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword has remained in the Point Military Museum to this day. Tomoyuki Yamashita's Sword is currently considered part of the sword in the military arsenal housed at the West Point Museum.

15. Wallace Sword


Wallace Sword

This sword is known as the sword of two ancient hands. Wallace Sword was William Wallace but after his execution Sir John de Menteith, Governor of Dumbarton Castle, received his sword. It is said that this sword was used by William Wallace in the Battle of Stirling and the Battle of Falkirk in 1297. This sword is known as the most famous sword in the world.

The Wallace Sword measures 132 cm in length and has a hilt of 163 cm. The width of the blade of this sword ranges from 2.25 inches to 0.75 inches before the point guard. The Wallace Sword weighs 5.95 pounds. The pommel on the Wallace Sword has an onion-shaped piece of onion iron and the grip is wrapped in dark brown leather. The importance of the Wallace double-edged sword lies in its enormous size.

16. Zulfiqar Scimitar


Zulfiqar Scimitar

The Zulfiqar Scimitar sword belongs to Ali ibn Abi Talib. He is a Zulfikar Islamic leader. Zulfiqar Scimitar has historically been repeatedly portrayed as a scissor-like double-bladed sword on the Muslim flag. The Zulfiqar sword is a symbol of the Islamic faith and is admired by millions. Middle Eastern weapons are usually written with reference to these swords, and Middle Eastern Zulfiqar swords are made with the help of splits in terms of weapons at times.

The Zulfiqar sword is a Scimitar and refers to a West Asian or South Asian sword with a curved blade. It is said that Ali ibn Abi Talib used this sword in the battle of Trench and which is a famous attempt to lay siege to the city of Medina. Some conflicting images of the Zulfiqar sword exist. Zulfiqar describes some of the weapons from the sword as having two parallel blades and emphasizing the mystical abilities and speed of this sword.