Glamdring The Sword Of Gandalf. A true longsword, with a leaf blade and a fuller almost to the tip. Used by Gandalf, often with his staff in his offhand. The weapons in junction give him incredible reach on the battlefield.
Sword and wooden shield found at Boringholm, near Horsens, Denmark. The sword is an Oakeshott Type XVIa blade from the 14th century, and is listed as XVIa.3 in Records of the Medieval Sword. The leather on the sword is original. Image from the Danish Nationalmuseet.
The Galgano Sword in the Stone inside the Montesiepi Chapel This is the actual sword in stone, now kept under glass and lock and key. The sword has been verified as an authentic 12th century sword. Galgano was beatified four years after his death.
No Arthurian legend would be complete without Excalibur. It is sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain. Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur's lineage) are said to be the same weapon, but in most versions they are considered separate. The sword was associated with the Arthurian legend very early. In Welsh, the sword is called Caledfwlch.