Swords are one of the most incredible weapons used in history. The weapon has a long history, crossing a few centuries, and still fascinates today. The swords on this list are not just the most ancient, but also they are probably the most excellent swords ever found.

Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword
In World War II, Tomoyuki Yamashita was a general of the Japanese Imperial Army. He was given the name “The Tiger of Malaya” after conquering the British colonies of Malaya and Singapore. After the war, Tomoyuki was tried for war crimes related to Manila Massacre and many other atrocities in the Philippines and Singapore. The trial ended with the death sentence of Tomoyuki Yamashita.

During his career, Tomoyuki owned a sword that contained a blade made by the famous sword maker Fujiwara Kanenage around 1640 and 1650. The sword had its handle remade in the early 1900s. The Samurai sword was given up by General Yamashita, alongside his military, on September 2, 1945. It was taken by General MacArthur and given to the West Point Military Museum, where it remains today.

Honjo Masamune
Masamune was a Japanese swordsmith that is broadly viewed as one of the world's most prominent metallurgists. The specific dates for Masamune's life are vague, yet it is accepted that he worked from 1288 to 1328. Masamune's weapons have gained legendary status over the centuries.

The most well-known of all Masamune swords are named Honjo Masamune. The Honjo Masamune is so significant because it represented the Shogunate during the Edo time of Japan. The blade was passed down starting with one Shogun then onto the next for ages. Masamune rarely signed his work, so identifying his crafted weapons is positively hard. You can get katana with engraving for your home through authentic sellers.

Seven-branched Sword
The Baekje Dynasty was an old kingdom situated in southwest Korea. At its top in the fourth century, Baekje controlled states in China and most of the western Korean Peninsula. They were one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea and Goguryeo and Silla. In 372, King Geunchogo of Baekje honoured Eastern Jin, and it is accepted that a Seven-Branched Sword was made and offered to the ruler as a hint of commendation.

The weapon is a 74.9 cm long iron sword with six branch-like projections along the focal cutting edge, 65.5 cm. The sword was created for ceremonial purposes and not for the battlefield.

Kogarasu Maru
The Kogarasu Maru is an extraordinary Japanese sword that overcomes any barrier between the earliest Japanese swords and the customary Tachi used by samurai, which evolved into the katana. Albeit the Kogarasu Maru has an incomplete engraved signature, however, it is strongly believed that the sword was made by the incredible Japanese swordsmith Amakuni, who made the initials curved Japanese sword - the Kogarasu Maru has a bent twofold edged cutting edge. It was created in the 8th century CE in Japan.

Zulfiqar Scimitar
Zulfiqar is the antiquated sword of the Islamic pioneer Ali. Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). He administered over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. Hazrat Muhammad gave Zulfiqar to Hazrat Ali at the Battle of Uhud by a few verifiable records. Muhammad respected Ali's power and strength in the combat zone and needed to give him the treasured weapon. The sword is an image of Islamic confidence and is appreciated by a vast number of individuals.

The weapon has two equal cutting edges, underlining its supernatural capacities and speed, while other resources depict Zulfiqar as a more generally moulded scimitar. A few chronicled drawings portray the sword with a split, V-formed sharp edge. As indicated by the Twelver Shia, the weapon endures today and is kept in the ownership of Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi. The weapon is essential for the popular assortment called al-Jafr.

The abovementioned swords are part of rich culture and history. Swords first appeared during the Bronze Age. They were discovered at the Harappan sites in Pakistan. Which one is your favourite sword?