Ultimate Guide to Swords

person holding a samurai

From katanas to samurais, the presence of swords in almost every legend, story, movie, book, or game is a testament to how much they have saturated our fantasies. Most swords are truly remarkable. But when a hero demonstrates authentic swordsmanship using a majestic sword, you will be able to understand more why … Read more

Get to Know Prince Valiant and His Singing Sword

Prince Valiant wielding the Singing Sword

In several mythologies, fiction and legends, weapons such as magical swords had played a significant role in every hero’s story. These magical swords that possess a great magical ability are renowned swords that appeared in different nation’s folklore. However, in some traditions, the swords that the heroes have used don’t have powers … Read more

The Story Behind the Six-Fingered Sword from the Princess Bride

Princess Bride’s first edition cover

For those who wanted to relax and dive into a multi-genre book or film, The Princess Bride would probably suit your taste. It is a book published in the 1970s by an author named William Goldman. The Princess Bride packed up the elements, including comedy, romance, fantasy, drama, and fairytale all in … Read more

An Introduction to Final Fantasy’s Buster Sword

The cover art of the game, featuring Cloud Strife holding the Buster Sword

Swords are no doubt one of the most known weapons since ancient times, wherein people used them during wars, as well as to maintain peace and order in one nation.  Throughout the years, different countries made their versions of the sword to fit their combat styles, and this includes a variety of … Read more

Inuyasha’s Sword of Destruction- Tessaiga

Inuyasha wielding the Tessaiga

What is the Tessaiga? Tessaiga, also called Tetsusaiga or Tetsaiga, is a fictional sword wielded by a half-human and half-dog demon protagonist, Inuyasha, in a Japanese Anime series of the same titular name.Aside from that, Tessaiga was also called ‘the sword of destruction’ and ‘the sword of death,’ which was originally owned … Read more

Introduction to Thorin Oakenshield’s Sword –The Orcrist

The Orcrist sword wielder, ThorinOakenshield portrayed by Richard Armitage

What is Orcrist? The Orcrist, also known as the Biter or the Goblin Cleaver, was an Elven sword and mate of the Glamdring sword,forged forKing Turgon of Gondolin. The sword’s name ‘Biter’ was given by the Orcs, while they named Glamdring as ‘Beater.’ Along with the swords Sting and Glamdring, the Orcist … Read more

Things to Know about Sigurd’s Gram Sword from Norse Mythology

Sigurd wielding Gram as depicted on Sigurd Stones, the year 1030

What is the Gram Sword? In Norse Mythology, the Gram sword is wielded by Sigurd, the legendary hero of Germanic Mythology. It is a sword used to kill a dragon called Fafnir. On the other hand, the sword was also seen in other legends likethe Thidrekssaga, where Hildebrand wielded the sword. Depending … Read more

The Interesting History of the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi from Japanese Mythology

The Imperial Regalia of Japan, based on an artist's impression

What is the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi? Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi is a legendary sword that is one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan. Although the sword was initially named Ameno-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (Heavenly Sword of Gathering Clouds), the name was later changed to Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (Grass-Cutting Sword). This sword, along with the two sacred treasures, represents the three primary … Read more