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21st Aug '16 11:29:24 AM thatmadork
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** Conan mostly {{Avert|edTrope}}s this trope in the original stories by Howard. Conan has a habit of losing his weapons through various circumstances (like breaking in fights, or being confiscated when he's captured or arrested) and goes through a fair few mundane and nondescript spears, axes and swords in his adventures. He's not particularly attached to them, either - in one story, he briefly considers selling his one cool sword to cover a gambling debt, and only stops when he realises he can [[AntiHero just use the sword to make more money]].
11th Aug '16 7:41:09 PM Guerrero
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* While certainly not on the level of it's fictional counterparts, Toledo steel was very well known in the old world as some of the best material for sword-making (one of several theories says that Hispania, Spain's original roman name, meant "island/coast where metal are forged"), and Spanish methods influenced those around them in several occasions. Case in point, the early inhabitants of Hispania created the Falcata, a sword so devastating that their enemies, the Romans, couldn't help but to be in awe at their prowess, and then proceeded to incorporate their techniques in order to create the Gladius (Full name: Gladius Hispaniensis), which would later become the Spatha, which was the basis for the later celtic and medieval swords. Centuries later, the Spanish would create the Espada Ropera, which would spread throughout the Western world under the name Rapier. The Spanish version would go on to dominate battlefields all over the world for hundreds of years, in then hands of the fear-inspiring Tercios.
11th Aug '16 7:25:37 PM Guerrero
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** The Montante, also called the Spanish/Hispanic/Iberian Montante was the Spanish BFS, deeply feared in the battlefield at a time when Spain was the dominating world power and, despite it's enormous size, wielded with great agility. A textbook example of the use of the Montante was when employed by a lone warrior to defend a small position against several attackers.

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** The Montante, a two-handed sword almost as tall as a man, also called the Spanish/Hispanic/Iberian Montante was the Spanish BFS, deeply feared in the battlefield at a time when Spain was the dominating world power and, despite it's enormous size, wielded with great agility. A textbook example of the use of the Montante was when employed by a lone warrior to defend a small position against several attackers.
11th Aug '16 7:24:14 PM Guerrero
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* Longsword (two-handed): The quintessential knightly weapon. A late medieval weapon, with an average blade length of 90 cm (35 in). Sometimes used as a generic term referring to any sword that long or longer. This type of sword came into vogue in late 13th century, and remained in use until the 17th century. It is intended to be used two-handed, but is balanced well enough to be used single-handed. Due to this, it is also sometimes referred to as a "hand and a half sword," or "bastard sword." Both the German and Italian schools of swordsmanship deal with this sword.

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* Longsword (two-handed): The quintessential knightly weapon. A late medieval weapon, with an average blade length of 90 cm (35 in). Sometimes used as a generic term referring to any sword that long or longer. This type of sword came into vogue in late 13th century, and remained in use until the 17th century. It Prone to a lot of misidentification, it is intended common for it to be used two-handed, but is balanced well mistaken for a Bastard Sword, a Greatsword, Broadsword and other types of swords of the period. The longsword was made to be wielded with two hands, and thus has a handle long enough to comfortably accommodate them, yet still doesn't classify as a BFS since it can be used single-handed. Due to this, it is also one-handed, although you would lose dexterity in your swordplay if you did. Bastard swords are similar, yet slightly smaller in both blade and handle, and can be comfortably wielded with either one or two hands. Greatswords ARE the BFS of the real world, sometimes referred to as tall as a "hand man of their period and a half sword," or "bastard sword." with pretty big handle and handguards. Some of the specific types of Greatswords are mentioned below. Both the German and Italian schools of swordsmanship deal with this sword.the longsword.


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** The Montante, also called the Spanish/Hispanic/Iberian Montante was the Spanish BFS, deeply feared in the battlefield at a time when Spain was the dominating world power and, despite it's enormous size, wielded with great agility. A textbook example of the use of the Montante was when employed by a lone warrior to defend a small position against several attackers.
2nd Aug '16 2:11:01 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has Ragnarok, [[EquippableAlly who]] varies in size and shape (though not to BFS standards), but most of the time looks like a longsword. A black longsword, who is not so much attached to his wielder as he is ''inside them'' when not being used in combat. Also counts as a Vibroweapon, and a bullying TalkingWeapon.

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* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has ''Manga/SoulEater'':
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Ragnarok, [[EquippableAlly who]] varies in size and shape (though not to BFS standards), but most of the time looks like a longsword. A black longsword, who is not so much attached to his wielder as he is ''inside them'' when not being used in combat. Also counts as a Vibroweapon, and a bullying TalkingWeapon.



* {{Yaiba}} is full of this, ad has a wide selection, including: [[BlowYouAway Fujin's Sword]], [[ShockAndAwe Raijin's Sword]], [[AllYourPowersCombined Ryujin's Sword]], the [[EvilWeapon Devil King Sword]], the [[MakingASplash Water Demon]] Longsword and the [[FlamingSword Fire Demon]] [[{{BFS}} Longsword]].

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* {{Yaiba}} ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' is full of this, ad has a wide selection, including: [[BlowYouAway Fujin's Sword]], [[ShockAndAwe Raijin's Sword]], [[AllYourPowersCombined Ryujin's Sword]], the [[EvilWeapon Devil King Sword]], the [[MakingASplash Water Demon]] Longsword and the [[FlamingSword Fire Demon]] [[{{BFS}} Longsword]].



* Yoh's katana Harusame in ''ShamanKing''.

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* Yoh's katana Harusame in ''ShamanKing''.''Manga/ShamanKing''.
1st Aug '16 10:27:26 AM 24601is2460done
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* Cinder gets a sword the web serial ''AshAndCinders'' that's made of ice, enchanted not to melt, and [[AbsurdlySharpBlade can actually cut through a rock-monster]] and encase it in ice.
17th Jul '16 5:13:34 PM PDL
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** [[LivingWeapon Perhaps it has a life of its own]].
17th Jul '16 10:28:23 AM SarahB42
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* In ''Literature/HopeAndRed'', Hope wields the [[NamedWeapons Song of Sorrows]]. The humming sound the blade makes when it moves through the air is said to be the loss it feels at every death.
16th Jul '16 1:29:31 PM ImperialScum
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* The 'aeon edge' from ''Literature/AeonLegionLabyrinth'' that has an edge that cuts with accelerated time. It basically ages everything to death and [[AbsurdlySharpBlade there are very few substances that can stand up to the ravages of time]]. It also has a burst function that sends out a wave of energy powerful enough to rip through a tank. It requires ammo to use and has a [[SetSwordsToStun stun mode]].
6th Jul '16 8:58:49 AM kikiandlala
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* Several examples appear in R.L Stine's ''Literature/WizardsWarriorsAndYou'' series for the titular Warrior. He can choose from a cutlass that can fly and fight on its own, a claymore with a flawed enchantment that allows it to regrow a new blade if broken but may attack its own wielder, and the Warrior's main weapon - the Sword of the Golden Lion. The Sword of the Golden Lion was forged by the creator of the Excalibur and rivals that sword in power. There's even one book where the two swords are used in fight with each other, as the Warrior has a duel with the evil phantom of Sir Bedevere who turned out not to have returned the Excalibur.
* A villainous version shows up in ''Literature/WayOfTheTiger'' with the sword, Sorcerak. Your character, Avenger is a BarefistedMonk ninja who avoids using weapons other than shurikens and maybe poison needles (if that skill was chosen). Instead Sorcerak belongs to his archenemy, Honoric who's the grand marshal of an army dedicated to an evil deity. Sorcerak radiates fear in enemies and will absorb opposing magic - this will prove useful to Avenger if he has a chance to kill Honoric early on.
* The titular Bloodsword and its twin, the Demon's Claw in ''Literature/BloodSword'', these two weapons were made by the angel of Death to separate the world of dead from the living. As such they are easily the most powerful weapons in the series and are especially devastating against undead (capable of killing them instantly). Other interesting swords include Bludtranker, a sword that was forged from a sliver of the sword belonging to the god Frey and deals extra damage to giants, and the sword of Loge which is blue crystal sword whose blade turns invisible in combat - making it easier to hit enemies as they have a difficult time defending against the unseen blade.



* Several examples appear in R.L Stine's ''Literature/WizardsWarriorsAndYou'' series for the titular Warrior. He can choose from a cutlass that can fly and fight on its own, a claymore with a flawed enchantment that allows it to regrow a new blade if broken but may attack its own wielder, and the Warrior's main weapon - the Sword of the Golden Lion. The Sword of the Golden Lion was forged by the creator of the Excalibur and rivals that sword in power. There's even one book where the two swords are used in fight with each other, as the Warrior has a duel with the evil phantom of Sir Bedevere who turned out not to have returned the Excalibur.
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