Arondight - Sword of Lancelot
Attila the Hun's sword, which he claimed was the sword of Mars, the Roman god of war
Caladbolg - Sword of Fergus mac Róich
Claíomh Solais - Sword of Nuada Airgeadlámh, legendary king of Ireland
Crocea Mors - Sword of Julius Caesar
Curtana - Sword of Ogier the Dane, a legendary Danish hero, and a paladin of Charlemagne
Durendal - Sword of Roland, one of Charlemagne's paladins -- alleged to be the same sword as the one wielded by Hector of Ilium
Durendal - A sword that belonged to Hector of Ilium
Excalibur/Caliburn/Caledflwch - Sword of King Arthur
Fragarach - Sword of Manannan mac Lir and Lugh Lamfada
Gram (Balmung) (Nothung) - Sword of Siegfried, hero of the Nibelungenlied
Hauteclere - Sword of Olivier, a French hero depicted in the Song of Roland
Heaven's Will/The Will of Heaven/Thuan Thien/Thuận Thiên. Sword of Vietnamese King Le Loi
Hrunting - Sword lent to Beowulf by Unferth, ineffective against Grendel's mother
Joyeuse - Sword of Charlemagne
Totsuka no Tsurugi - The sword Susanoo used to slay the Yamata no Orochi Susanoo
Kusanagi - Sword that Susanoo found in the dead body of the Yamata no Orochi Susanoo
Laevateinn - Sword that Surtr will use to bring down the dome of heaven at Ragnarök.
Lobera, the sword of the king Saint Ferdinand III of Castile
Naegling - Sword of Beowulf in his old age, used to fight the dragon
Philippan - Sword given to Marc Antony by Cleopatra. Antony lost the sword when he was defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium.
Shamshir-e Zomorrodnegar - Sword of King Solomon (in Persian folklore)
Taming Sari - The Kris belonging to the Malay warrior Hang Tuah of the Malacca Sultanate.
Tyrfing - Cursed sword that causes eventual death to its wielder and their kin
Im sure there are a ton more. And if you really want to know more about them google is on your side!
In Japanese mythology, there is a magical sword called Kusanagi, as well as a repeated tradition that the katana of Masamune and Muramasa were of such high quality as to be near-magical.
In Greek mythology, Theseus was given a magic sword with which to kill the Minotaur by Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos.
In Norse mythology, the god Frey "possessed a magic sword that struck out at Jotuns of its own accord." Many other swords appear in Norse legend in the hands of heroes.
Tyrfing appears in the Hervarar Saga. Svafrlami was the King of Gardariki, and a grandson of the god Odin. He caught the dwarves, Dvalin and Durin, and forced them to forge a sword with a golden hilt that would never miss a stroke, would never rust and would cut through stone and iron as easily as through clothes. The dwarves made the sword, and it shone and gleamed like fire. However, in revenge they cursed it so that it would kill a man every time it was used and that it would be the cause of three great evils. They also cursed it so that it would kill Svafrlami himself. It would cost the life of not only Svafrlami, but also the life of the Swedish hero Hjalmar.
A similar sword to Tyrfing is Dáinsleif, a sword from the legend of the eternal battle Hjaðningavíg, made by the dwarf Dain. Like Tyrfing, Dainsleif gave wounds that never healed and could not be unsheathed without killing a man.
The sword Gram appears in the Völsunga saga. It was stuck by Odin into the tree Barnstokkr in the hall of the Völsungs. Only Sigmund could pull it out. This caused considerable envy and conflict. Eventually, Sigmund fought Odin disguised as an old man, and Odin shattered the sword. Sigmund left it for his son Sigurd, who reforged it to kill Fafnir. There is also Mistilteinn, a sword from the Hrómundar saga Gripssonar, which could never go blunt and which Hrómund won from the undead witch-king Þrainn. Like Tyrfing, it was taken from a barrow-wight.
The legendary smith Wayland Smith forged the magic sword Mimung, which appears both in the Anglo-Saxon poem Waldere and in the German/Scandinavian Þiðrekssaga.
Beowulf wielded the sword Hrunting that was according to the poem annealed in venom. The sword was useless against Grendel's Mother. In desperation Beowulf grabbed a giant sword of great age and with it took off the head of the she monster.
Ancient Chinese mythology relates the tale of Lü Dongbin, who "slew dragons" with a magic sword and performed "freak feats" with it.
Mythology book I had and the internet!
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