When we were all little kids, us boys almost always wanted to go outside with a friend or a sibling and have a sword fight. Probably using sticks or imagination to wield ourselves with a mighty “blade”. Reliving that old joy, here is my personal list of my top ten fictional swords.
#10. Zar’roc- A blade used in Eragon. It was once wielded by a dragon rider named Morzan.
#9. Longclaw- Belonging to Jon Snow of the Night’s Watch, this sword was forged in Valryian steel and formerly belonged to House Mormont.
#8. The Sword of Gryffindor- The Sword of Godric Gryffindor, is no doubt one of my all time favorites when I was in first grade. It has basilisk venom lodged inside it, capable of destroying horcruxes with a swift stab.
#7. Riptide- Many of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series feature this sword. It can transform from a simple ballpoint pen, and into a long Greek sword.
#6. Sting- Who can forget this small thing? We all remember Frodo’s classic unsheathing of Sting, and how he got stabbed by one of the nine ring wraiths. And we all remember Bilbo Baggins armed with sting, battling the spiders in Mirkwood Forest.
#5. Vorpal sword- A sword used in Lewis Carrol’s poem : Jabberwocky in the book: Through the looking glass. It was used to slay the monstrous Jabberwocky, whom the poem is named after.
#4. Anduril- Anduril flame of the west, reforged from the shards of Narsil, was a long blade that belonged to Isildur during the war of the ring. It was passed from each line of elendil, till the last heir to get it was Aragorn. It was used to demolish Sauron.
#3. The sword of I am that is- The blade once wielded by Martin the Warrior, it is now owned by Matthias to protect red wall against enemies.
#2. Lightsaber- Admit it. We’ve all had one point in our lives when we wanted to be a Jedi. Used by Anakin Skywalker in the prequels and Luke Skywalker in the original. The Skywalker lightsaber is like Excalibur of the Star Wars saga. Speaking of Excalibur…
#1. Excalibur- King Arthur’s legendary sword that inspired many other blades. Without it, the Knights of the round table would be helpless.
That concludes my list. Be sure to comment, and see you next week!