Check Out the World’s Most Expensive Swords

Don’t you hate it when you go to these sites that list the ‘Ten Most Expensive Swords in the World,’ and such stuff, and they are just excuses for a bunch of very annoying ads. The owners of these sites don’t care about the information and the way it is presented; they don’t really care about swords for instance. They just want the revenue from digital advertising and have all these banner ads which link the unwary viewer to other websites offering stuff you are not interested in. Nothing about swords and how cool they are, rather a whole lot of useless crap about other stuff. I blame the Americans and their insatiable desire to sell things; Death of a Salesman and Arthur Miller’s take on the whole sad system.

Check Out the World’s Most Expensive Swords

Swords are what are important here though, long shiny and sharp my friend. The Japanese have a reputation as master sword makers, their blacksmiths melted, beat and folded so many layers of steel. The Samurai lived and died by their swords. Samurai swords go for close to half a million bucks these days, if they are made by the right maker. Like the Stradivarius of swords, a thirteenth century Kamakura blade will set you back a pretty penny or two. It will slice through your bank balance like sashimi in the hands of a sushi chef.

The American Civil War is the bedrock of American cultural identity in many ways, it is part of the narrative inside every established American family from the north to the south. You can pick up Ulysses S Grant’s Presentation sword for a cool $1.6 million. If only the Americans had of qualified their constitutional right to bear arms to just swords, there would be a lot less dead Americans today. Much harder to kill a bunch of people with a sword if you are a disaffected young person.

Surprisingly the second most expensive sword in the world is an eighteenth century Chinese blade, which went for $5.9 million. The Baoteng Saber is proof that there are some seriously wealthy Chinese men in the world right now. If you’re a sword fanatic you’ll need to borrow a lot of money by clicking here to afford this one. The chocolates, however, go to the two-hundred-year-old, gold encrusted sword, which used to belong to Napoleon Bonaparte. Gold sheath and gold sword pushes that value right up to $6.5 million. They have his penis and they have his sword, the French are masters at collecting what is important in life.