List of National Treasures of Japan (crafts: swords)
The term "National Treasure" has been used in Japan to denote cultural properties since 1897,although the definition and the criteria have changed since the introduction of the term. The swords and sw...
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Signature weapon
A signature weapon (or trademark weapon or weapon of choice) is one commonly identified with a certain group or, in the case of literature, comics, and film, where it is a popular trope, for heroes an...
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Paris Gun
The Paris Gun (German: Paris-Geschütz) was the name given to a type of German long-range siege gun, several of which were used to bombard Paris during World War I. They were in service from March ...
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Sword of King Carol I of Romania
The Sword of King Carol I of Romania has a Damascus steel blade and the handgrip is gold plated. The sheath has 1140 jewels and 46 diamonds.
Sugari no Ontachi
Sugari No Ontachi (須賀利御太刀) is a sword which represents the regalia of Japan. It is being held at the Ise Shrine in the Mie Prefecture and only taken when a new emperor ascends to the throne. Durin...
Little David
Little David was the nickname of an American 36 inches (910 mm) caliber mortar used for test firing aerial bombs during World War II, that is one of the largest caliber guns ever built, having a ...
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Sword of Osman
The Sword of Osman (Ottoman Turkish: Taklid-i Seyf; Turkish: Osman Kılıcı) was an important sword of state used during the coronation ceremony (Turkish: 'Kılıç alayı') of the sultans of th...
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Dhu al-Fiqar
Zulfiqar (Arabic: ذو الفقار‎ Ḏū-l-Faqār or Ḏū-l-Fiqār) is the name of the legendary sword of Ali ibn Abi Talib which is said to have been given to him by Muhammad.It was historically freque...
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John F. Kennedy assassination bullet
The single-bullet theory (or magic-bullet theory, as it is commonly called by its critics) was introduced by the Warren Commission in its investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kenned...
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Basilic (cannon)
The Basilic, or The Ottoman Cannon was a supercannon designed by Urban, a cannon engineer, Saruca Usta and architect Muslihiddin Usta at a time when cannons were still new. It was horribly inaccurate,...
Ōtenta
Ōtenta (大典太:(おおてんた)) is a Japanese sword specified for National Treasures of Japan. This sword is one of the five swords under heaven (天下五剣 Tenka Goken). This sword was a treasure of Ashikaga shog...
Holy Lance
The Holy Lance (German: Heilige Lanze), also known as the Holy Spear, Spear of Destiny, Lance of Longinus, and Spear of Longinus, is the name given to the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as h...
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Kusanagi
Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (草薙の剣) is a legendary Japanese sword and one of three Imperial Regalia of Japan. It was originally called Ama-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (天叢雲剣, "Sword of the Gathering Clouds o...
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Mons Meg
Mons Meg is a medieval bombard located at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. It was built in 1449 on the orders of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy and sent by him as a gift to King James II of Scotland in...
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Amiens Gun
The Amiens Gun is a German 28-centimetre (11 in) railway gun (originally mounted in the battleship SMS Hessen) that was captured by the Australian Imperial Force during World War I and returned t...
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Nader Shah's Sword
Although the inscription on the blade attributes it to Fathali Shah, legend and fact has it as Nader Shah's sword or his All Conquering Sword.The sword is not visible in any of the portraits of Fathal...
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Kiku-ichimonji
Kiku-ichimonji (菊一文字) ("Chrysanthemum and Ichi character"), also "Kiku-ichimoji", often and somewhat erroneously romanized as "Kikuichi-monji", is a collective name given to the Japanese swords ma...
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Great Turkish Bombard
The Dardanelles Gun or Great Turkish Bombard (Turkish: Şahi topu or simply Şahi) is a 15th-century siege cannon, specifically a super-sized bombard, which saw action in the 1807 Dardanelles Operat...
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Captain Kidd's Cannon
Captain Kidd's cannon is an iron cannon that was discovered in 2007 off of the coast of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic. The cannon is believed to be part of the wreckage of the Quedagh Merc...
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Queen Elizabeth's Pocket Pistol
Queen Elizabeth's Pocket Pistol is a cannon built in 1544 in Utrecht by Jan Tolhuys, before Elizabeth came to the throne. The gun was presented to Henry VIII by Maximiliaan van Egmond, Count of Buren ...
Sword of Stalingrad
The Sword of Stalingrad is a bejewelled ceremonial longsword specially forged and inscribed by command of George VI of the United Kingdom as a token of homage from the British people to the Soviet def...
Schwerer Gustav
Schwerer Gustav (English: Heavy Gustaf or Great Gustaf) was the name of a German 80 cm railway gun. It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the explicit purpose of dest...
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Sword of State (Isle of Man)
The Manx Sword of State is a ceremonial sword that represents the Tynwald on the Isle of Man. It represents the duties of the Sovereign of the Isle of Man, and is used every month in Tynwald, and annu...
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Kogarasu Maru
The Kogarasu Maru (小烏丸), or "Little Crow," is a unique Japanese tachi sword rumored to have been created by legendary Japanese smith Amakuni during 8th century CE.
'Kissaki Moro Ha Zukuri' blades ...
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John F. Kennedy assassination rifle
In March 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, using the alias "A. Hidell," purchased by mail order a 6.5 mm Carcano Model 91/38 carbine, also improperly called Mannlicher-Carcano, with a 4x scope. He also purchas...
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Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar
Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegār (Persian: شمشیر زمردنگار, 'the emerald-studded sword') is a sword in the Persian legend Amir Arsalan. The witch mother of a hideous horned demon called Fulad-zereh used a char...
Tsar Cannon
The Tsar Cannon (Russian: Царь-пушка, Tsar'-pushka) is a large, 5.94 metres (19.5 ft) long cannon on display on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin. It was cast in 1586 in Moscow, by the Russia...
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Totsuka-no-Tsurugi
Totsuka-no-Tsurugi (十拳剣, lit. "Sword of Length of Ten Fists") is not a specific sword, but a common noun for any sword of this length. In Japanese mythology, numerous deities own a sword of this k...