Seven branched sword Due to their unique craft, many Japanese swords have been recognized as national treasures. One of these is a sword with seven branches. It was gifted by the king of Wa to the king of Baekje, a kingdom situated on the south-western side of the Korean Peninsula. This sword was made for ceremonial purposes and was not used in battle.

 Double swords of Mewar Rajput king Maharana Pratap used to carry two swords with him, each of which weighed 25 kg. It was said that if his enemy did not have a weapon, he would offer one of these swords to his enemy before the fight. At present both those swords are kept in the Maharana Pratap Museum in Udaipur.

 Wallace sword At present this sword is kept in the National Wallace Memorial in Stirling, Scotland. This antique double-edged sword is said to have belonged to a Scottish knight who led the resistance to English occupation of Scotland in the 13th century. However, historical inconsistencies have led many historians to believe that the sword never came into use, as its wielder would have had to be at least 7 feet tall.

 The Excalibur The Excalibur was a legendary sword said to be the source of magical powers. It was run by King Arthur. According to medieval history, King Arthur pulled a sword from a stake one Christmas Eve. This was the feat which made him the king of the country at the end of the fifth century. It is said that on his deathbed, King Arthur asked his knight to throw his sword into the lake.

 Sword of goujian The 2500-year-old Goujian sword was still as shiny and sharp when it was discovered by archaeologists in China in 1965. According to the carving on the blade, this sword belonged to King Gaojun of Yue State, who was one of the famous Chinese emperors. Currently in the Provincial Museum of Hubei.

 The sword of Tipu Sultan The last sword used by Tipu Sultan in his last battle at Srirangapatna and the ring worn by him were taken as war trophies by the British Army. Maharaja Dharma Raja then gave the famous sword to the Nawab of Arcot, from whom the British forcibly snatched the sword and sent it to London. After this, in September 2004, businessman Vijay Mallya bought this sword in an auction for Rs 1.5 crore.