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Nihonto (traditionally made Japanese swords). Tachi, katana, wakizashi, tanto. https://www.pinterest.com/worldantiques/nihonto-traditionally-made-japanese-swords/

A rare silver mounted presentation sword with monogram of Charles II, Duke of Parma, ca 19th century.

Katana - While Aikido uses bokkens which simulate a katana, Aikido's sister bushido Iaido does use katanas. I found this diagram useful in learning the parts of a katana / bokken.

Joyeuse ('joyful'), a sword that is said to have part of Charlemagne's sword in it, kept at the Louvre. "The Louvre's official website dates the pommel to the 10th to 11th centuries, the cross to the second half of the 12th, and the grip to the 13th century" (Wikipedia)