Published On: Sun, Aug 2nd,

Top 10 Famous and Deadly Swords in The World History

Moving back few centuries when horses and swords are considered as most essential elements of war and someone who want to express capabilities know these basic thing including horse riding and sword fighting.

When we see in our past it is known to us that there are numerous people in the world who wrote history and became the renowned and famous one among other in all over the world. Here we are discussing the famous and deadly swords in history so we have to consider those people and tribes these swords are belong to and what became the reason of their popularity in history.

Here we have made a list of top ten most famous and deadly sword in history along with those people who own these lethal weapon and in which combats and fighting these have been used. Well, it is quite interesting topic that the people who owns them really know how to fight, the list is given below:

10: Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword

Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword belongs to Imperial Japanese Army general Tomoyuki Yamashita during World War II who became prominent for conquering the British colonies of Malaya and Singapore. The Tiger of Malaya nicknamed was sentenced to death after found guilty for war crimes relating to Manila Massacre and many other such criminal activities. His personal sword was manufactured by famous sword maker Fujiwara Kanenaga which is still present at West Point Military Museum in a great collection of military arms housed after General Yamashita surrendered with his army.


9: Curved Saber of San Martin

The primary leader of South America’s struggle for independence from Spain José de San Martín is a well known general in history who owned the historic weapon curved saber of San Martín. It was acquired by famous Argentine general during his stay in London just before starting his struggle for South American against Spain. San Martin often admired the weapon and declared it maneuverable and ideal for combat while he also armed his cavalries with this type of weapons. Curved Saber was remain with José de San Martín until his death in 1850 and then passed to General de la Republica Argentina, Don Juan Manuel de Rosas and lastly in National Historical Museum in Buenos Aires.


8: Seven-Branched Sword

The Seven-Branched Sword is believed to be a tribute to the king Eastern Jin as a sign of honor from King Geunchogo of Baekje who controlled three kingdoms of Korea in his rule. The historical and identical weapon Seven-Branched Sword is 74.9 cm iron sword along with six branch-like protrusions having central blade which reflects the understanding of relationship between Korean peninsula and Japan. The weapon Seven-Branched Sword has been added in the list of top most famous and deadly sword in history which is currently present in the Isonokami Shrine in Nara Prefecture of Japan.


7: Wallace Sword

The Scottish knight Wallace Sword is among the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence who defeated the English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. The antique Claymore Wallace Sword belonged to him who has been considered as the person to lead resistance to the English occupation of Scotland. The sword was used in by William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling in 1297 and the Battle of Falkirk which consists of an onion-shaped piece of gilded iron while its grip is wrapped with dark brown leather. Wallace sword was underwent many change after the execution of William Wallace and remain under custody be several renowned people in history.

6: Tizona

The Castilian nobleman and military leader Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar has owned and used several deadly weapons in his life but Colada and Tizona are considered as more significant weapons in history. Tizona was used by El Cid to fight against the Moors in Spain and known as Spain’s most cherished relics for which it also enrolled in the list of most famous and deadly weapons in history. Tizona is 103 cm long, weighs 1.1 kg having a plain pommel, long-conical hilt, lined with iron currently housed currently at the Museo de Burgos in Spain.


5: Napoleon’s Sword

Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who was famous for his major wars with every major European power in the first decade of the 19th century. He has engaged France against a series of coalitions in the revolutionary wars and Napoleonic wars in the history considered as one of most celebrated and controversial political figures in Western history and greatest commanders in history of the world. Napoleon owned a large collection of weapons throughout his military life and often uses a pistol and sword in battlefield in which Napoleon’s Sword is one of most famous and historical weapons in history.


4: Sword of Mercy

Another famous and deadly weapon in history Sword of Mercy was belonged to Edward the Confessor who was last Anglo-Saxon kings of England. The broken blade Sword of Mercy was named curtana and has since been used for royal ceremonies and considered as one of Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. Sword of Mercy is among the only five swords used during the coronation of the British monarch and the only swords to survive the reign of Oliver Cromwell making it one of famous and deadly sword in history.


3: Honjo Masamune

One of the world’s greatest metallurgists Masamune was a well known Japanese swordsmith because its most of weapons were reached legendary status in the history over the centuries. Honjo Masamune of the best known of the swords and one of finest Japanese swords ever made is a creation of Masamune, the name of sword possibly came from General Honjo Shigenaga who used it in battlefield. From the pages of history Tokugawa Iemasa was last known owner of Honjo Masamune and afterthat its location remains unknown till now.

2: Joyeuse

Charlemagne is known as one of the greatest rulers in world history, the Charles I and first Holy Roman Emperor of Frankish kingdom. The founding father of both the French-German monarchies Charlemagne is often recognized as the father of Europe who ruled for just over thirteen years. Joyeuse belongs to Charlemagne as his personal sword which passed from several centuries and it’s hard to identify the actual shape of Joyeuse but it’s believed to heavily sculpt gold pommel with two halves and long gold grip which has encrusted diamonds which has currently at a Coronation processional for French kings.


1: Zulfiqar

Zulfiqar is primeval sword of the Islamic leader Ali who was the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and according to Islamic history Muhammad (PBUH) gave him the legendary sword named Zulfiqar. The double-edged flamboyant blade believed to be survived today and has under possession of Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi and considered among the famous collection called al-Jafr. According to Islamic knowledge Imam Ali has fought numerous battles with this weapon and named the winnings against Islam.


  • M Huq

    Gen Khalid bin Walid’s sword should be at nr 1 ot 2. He commanded or took part in over one hundred battles – including single combat. He won all. Much of Islam’s early expansions is owed to him. He fought and had decimated the two mightiest empires of the time – Byzantine and Persian. His famous sword is probably kept in a museum in S Arabia.


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