In early modern era, sword developed into rapier and eventually became smallsword, surviving into the 18th century only in the role of duelling weapon. By the 19th century, swords were reduced to the status of either ceremonial weapon or sport equipment in modern fencing. Many swords used by great kings were known for their mettle. Kings, from Tipu Sultan to Napoleon used swords and made history by their unexceptional gallantry victories on battleground.

Here is the collection for legendary swords that made their place in history books:

Tipu Sultan's sword:
Tipu Sultan's steel-built sword was made in Srirangapattnam, Karnataka during end of 18th century. Its length is 74.1 cm. The wooden sheath of sword is covered with maroon velvet.

Napoleon’s Sword: One of the greatest warriors, Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who played key role after staging a coup d’état in 1799. He use to carry a pistol and a sword. In 1978, the sword was declared a national treasure in France.

Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Sword:
Tomoyuki Yamashita was a Japanese general of the  Imperial Army during World War II.  He was popularly known as 'the tiger of Malaya'  for his exceptional brave. His sword was famous even in age of guns.

José de San Martin's sword:
Born in 1778, José de San Martín was an Argentine general. José de San Martín's curved sword was very famous which he had bought in London. His sword was curved blade and felt that the weapon was manoeuvrable.

Baekje Dynasty's seven-branched Sword: The lethal sword was owned by Korea Baekje Dynasty. The iron blade is a 74.9 cm long with six branch-like protrusions along the central blade, which is 65.5 cm.

William Wallace's Sword:
Born in 1272, William Wallace was a Scottish knight who is know for leading a resistance against England during the Wars of Scottish Independence. The length of his sword was 132cm and it weighs 2.7 kg.

El Cid's sword:
Born in 1040, El Cid was a military leader and diplomat in the  Kingdom of Castile which was a medieval empire of the Iberian Peninsula. El Cid's was known as 'Tizona'. It was used by El Cid to fight against the Moors. Tizona was 103 cm long and it weighs 1.1 kg.

Edward the Confessor's Sword:
Edward the Confessor was one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England. Confessor's sword is a broken blade which was cut off short and square.

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