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Legendary sword. Source:  Dianne / Adobe Stock.

15 of History’s Most Legendary Historic Swords (Video)

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In the annals of history, certain swords have become legendary symbols of power, heroism, and the mastery of craftsmanship. These revered blades were wielded by prominent historical figures and crafted by the most skilled artisans of their time. From the exotic Khopesh of ancient Egypt to the formidable Urumi of India, and even the mythical Sword in the Stone of Arthurian legend, each sword possesses a unique story that has captivated the imaginations of people for centuries.

Among the ranks of legendary swords, the Masamune swords of feudal Japan hold a special place. Forged by the revered swordsmith Goro Nyudo Masamune, these blades are renowned for their unparalleled sharpness and exquisite beauty. They were wielded by legendary samurai warriors and have transcended time to become icons of Japan's rich martial heritage. There are even legends that some hold deadly curses, like the cursed Muramasas. Here are 15 of history’s most legendary swords and the people who wielded them.

Top image: Legendary sword. Source:  Dianne / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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