Top 10 Famous Swords in the World History


Top 10 Famous Swords in the World History



1. Sword of Attila

Sword of Attila is a world famous sword well known as the Sword of Mars or Sword of God. This is a legendary weapon carried by Attila the Hun and this sword said to have been sent by the gods. 


2. Sword of Charlemagne

The Legendary Emperor Charlemagne is one of the most important king in European history.  Charlemagne was the king of Today’s France. Sword of Charlemagne is kept in the Louvre Museum. Joyeuse is the name tradition attributes to Charlemagne’s personal sword. 


3. Legbiter

Legbiter is a famous sword. This is a non-canonical Valyrian Steel weapon appearing as a shortsword. Legbiter was the sword of Magnus III of Norway. His sword was retrieved and sent home, When King Magnus was killed in an ambush by the Men of Ulster. The Legbiter’s hilt was tooth (ivory). The hand grip is made with gold thread and was extremely sharp.


4. Dhu al-Fiqar

This is a sword features saw-toothed and notched point. It is a famous 19th-century Indian-made “Zulfiqar” sword kept in the Higgins Collection. Dhu al-Fiqar is the arabic pronunciation of Zulfiqar. It is the legendary sword of Ali ibn Abi Talib. It can be seen in many historic Muslim flags as a scissor-like double bladed sword. 


5. Grus

This is a well known sword of Boleslaw Krzywousty (Boleslaus the Wrymouthed) who is the medieval prince of Poland. 


6. Kusanagi-no-tsurugi

Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is a legendary Japanese sword. This is said to be one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan. Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi sword originally called Ama-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi means “Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven”.Kusanagi-no-tsurugi-2

7. Skofnung

Skofnung is a well known sword of legendary Danish king Hrólf Kraki. This is the  best of all swords that have been carried in northern lands. Skofnung sword features supernatural sharpness and hardness. This sword is believed to be being imbued with the spirits of the king’s 12 faithful berserker bodyguards. The sword originally taken Skofnung from Hrólf Kraki’s grave.


8. The Sword of Mercy (curtana)

The Sword of Mercy is a well known symbolically broken sword. This is part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. The sword features blade cut off short and square. This indicating the quality of the mercy of the sovereign. Curtana, also known as Cortana and the Sword of Mercy. This is a ceremonial sword which is used in the coronation of the British monarchs.


9. Wallace Sword

This is a well known sword of famous Scottish patriot and knight William Wallace. The sword was used while he leading the resistance against England in the late 13th century. At that time he was the Guardian of Scotland.


10. Tizona

Tizona is said to be El Cid’s personal sword. This exists now and kept in Spain as a national treasure. Military Museum in Madrid used to exhibit it from 1944 onwards for public. 

In 1999 sample of the Tizona sword used for study and this proved that the Tizona sword made of Moorish Córdoba in the eleventh century. This contained amounts of Damascus steel which makes this sword as the sharpest and strongest sword ever created in history.




  1. I am looking for details of famous swords in the world and thanks a lot for detailed post. Sword of pazhassi raja is very famous one.

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