There are many tales and legends that take us back to finding the historical origin of the weapon we deem to be a Sword. Before we go back in history, one of the things we must look at is, what is a sword exactly? A sword is a weapon with a long metal blade and hilt with a hand guard, usually used for thrusting and striking. A sword can have one blade in most cases when referring to the Samurai and sometimes two blades when thinking of Swords during the era of the Roman Kingdom. The Roman Kingdom has a more accurate version of the sword based on shape and overall structure. The sword was developed from the construction of the dagger which had a double blade. The oldest sword-like weapons were found in Arslantepe, Turkey and date as early as 3300 B.C. Before the implementation of the guns by China in the middle of the 12th century, Swords, Trebuchets and Arrows were the main forms of battle weapons in the early ages.
Swords have developed over the many years to finally being sold with Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel Blades. The first Swords were made out of Arsenic Copper. Those swords had an extremely low density and often lead to plenty of breakage. Tin-Bronze, which is not one of the most durable metals around but was generally lighter than other metals used. As time progressed in history, so did the quality of the Sword.
One of the most notable of Swords in history, is the Japanese Sword. In particular, the Katana used by the Samurai. While other styles of Swords like the Wakizashi and the Tachi gained recognition, the Katana was the sword wielded by some of the worlds most talented Swordsman. The Katana’s used by the Japanese Samurai, were constructed out of Tamahagane, which is a very high carbon steel. The art of folding each piece of steel was one of the most delicate of processes and made the Samurai unique in every aspect. This is one of many factors that made the Katana completely notable in the long line of history which involved amazing swords.