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  1. The best sword definitely wasn’t the one used to crop the meme

  2. But if you want a *good* sword, look no further than Haleth, son of Hama

  3. Gurthang, Iron of Death, would like a word.

    (But Anduril is close)

  4. I can’t imagine the anger that must be in the comment section of that post…

    Some people are really passionate about swords

  5. Anyone who thinks there is a “best sword” doesn’t know much about swords. That is like saying there is a best size of allen key. They are built for different use cases.

  6. Um what about Glamdring, the blade that defeated the goblin king and tamed the balrog, or how about Sting the sword wielded by the two best hobbits to exist: Bilbo Baggins and Sam Gamgee

  7. Correction: Sting is the best sword.

    Sting is my name, I am the spiders bane.

  8. Maybe, the answer is an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

  9. the best sword is the one you see in mobile games, where it almost reaches the size of the anime girl’s tits

  10. The best sword was the one you never had to draw.

    …when on a late 15th – 16th century battlefield, because drawing your sword likely meant you were fucked because swords were sidearms by that point

  11. NO…. it’s Thunder fury, blessed blade of the windseeker! Amateurs

  12. There is no best sword, swords are firstly secondary weapons, and each style had different purpose. Claiming any type is the best is wrong from historical standpoint as all of them ware good at their job.

    But yeah, longsword longsword is the best

  13. The correct answer is Ringil, the sword used by Fingolfin to hobble Morgoth, the fundamental force of all evil in tolkien’s universe.

    > He passed over Dor-nu-Fauglith like a wind amid the dust, and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze, thinking that Oromë himself was come: for a great madness of rage was upon him, so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar. Thus he came alone to Angband’s gates, and he sounded his horn, and smote once more upon the brazen doors, and challenged Morgoth to come forth to single combat. And Morgoth came.

    >That was the last time in those wars that he passed the doors of his stronghold, and it is said that he took not the challenge willingly; for… alone of the Valar he knew fear. But he could not now deny the challenge before the face of his captains; for… Fingolfin named Morgoth craven…. Therefore Morgoth… issued forth clad in black armour; and he stood before the King like a tower, iron-crowned, and his vast shield, sable unblazoned, cast a shadow over him like a stormcloud. But Fingolfin gleamed beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crystals; and he drew his sword Ringil, that glittered like ice.

    >Then Morgoth hurled aloft Grond, the Hammer of the Underworld, and swung it down like a bolt of thunder. But Fingolfin sprang aside, and Grond rent a mighty pit in the earth…. Many times Morgoth essayed to smite him, and each time Fingolfin leaped away…; and he wounded Morgoth with seven wounds, and seven times Morgoth gave a cry of anguish, whereat the hosts of Angband fell upon their faces in dismay, and the cries echoed in the Northlands.

    >But at the last the King grew weary, and Morgoth bore down his shield upon him. Thrice he was crushed to his knees, and thrice arose again and bore up his broken shield and stricken helm. But the earth was all… pitted about him, and he stumbled and fell backward before the feet of Morgoth; and Morgoth set his left foot upon his neck…. Yet with his last and desperate stroke Fingolfin hewed the foot with Ringil, and the blood gushed forth black and smoking and filled the pits of Grond.

    >Thus died Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor, most proud and valiant of the Elven-kings of old. The Orcs made no boast of that duel at the gate; neither do the Elves sing of it, for their sorrow is too deep. Yet the tale of it is remembered still, for Thorondor King of Eagles brought the tidings to Gondolin, and to Hithlum afar off. And Morgoth took the body of the Elven-king and broke it, and would cast it to his wolves; but Thorondor came hasting from his eyrie among the peaks of the Crissaegrim, and he stooped upon Morgoth and marred his face. The rushing of the wings of Thorondor was like the noise of the winds of Manwë, and he seized the body in his mighty talons, and soaring suddenly above the darts of the Orcs he bore the King away. And he laid him upon a mountain-top that looked from the north upon the hidden valley of Gondolin; and Turgon coming built a high cairn over his father. No Orc dared ever after to pass over the mound of Fingolfin or draw nigh his tomb, until the doom of Gondolin was come and treachery was born among his kin. Morgoth went ever halt of one foot after that day, and the pain of his wounds could not be healed; and in his face was the scar that Thorondor made.

  14. The best sword is a lazer sword. Only Jedi carry that weapon.

  15. Drizzt Do’Urden’s, Khazid’hea sword is pretty legit too.

  16. Is that [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of The Windseeker]?

  17. Nono, the best sword is Brisingr, forged from brightsteel retrieved from under the great Menoa tree!

  18. What has Anduril accomplished? Narsil drew an end to Sauron.

  19. it is a briquet original made by the french for infantry and artillery in the late 1700’s but copied by many nations including britain, the german states, spain, sweden, usa, mexico, pretty much all of south america, and various colonies like the Philippines. i got a Spanish one dated 1940 it is one of the longest used sword models ever, although by that period it was mostly kept in armory’s by police forces and didnt see much use.


  20. Historically speaking, the cavalry sabre was utilized into the industrial age.

  21. I’m suggesting Lion-O’s Sword of Omens just to stir things up.

  22. Depends on what you need a sword for. Going to war? Londsword. Going on an adventure? Falchion. Need something for a dual? Rapier. Personally, i like rapiers best though, because they’re longer and quicker than typical swords, but they are useless against metal armor, and they have little cutting ability because the blade is so light.

  23. Swords are inefficient and easily dulled. If you want to cleave through an army of uruk-hai, you want a trusty axe at your side.

  24. Frostmourne

    Edit: no one said it so I’ll say it again. Frostmourne

  25. A lesser known contender would be Callandor, the sword that is not a sword. #WOT

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