However, weapons used in the Middle age battlefield have a different value than ordinary ones. It is their relation to history as well as to the renowned historical figures that set them apart.
Today, I will share with you such kind of the 10 most expensive medieval swords that have been under the care of historical weapons collectors or have been preserved at museums for ages.
Because of their rarity, about 125 of these kinds of daggers were declared Juyoung Abazai in their country of origin. The term Juyoung Abazai means that Japan declared the exportation or sale of these Katanas illegal. Therefore, at present, they are put on display at museums.
After the Death of the sword collector Dr. Walter Ames Compton, about 1100 of his collected Japanese swords were auctioned off. On that day the whole collection was sold for about $8 million.
After being discovered, in 2002 the dagger was auctioned at Sotheby’s London, where it fetched about 2 million pounds or $541,720. It is Nelson’s fame alone that fetched the sword such a high price. At present, the weapon is on exhibition at the Nelson Museum.
The grip of the sword resembles ivory. Its blade is made from high carbon spring steel. The height of the blade is about 32.5″ and overall it is a sword of 39.5″ along with the sheath.
This slightly curved dagger is further embellished with lotuses and poppies that represent the powerful history of the particular emperor. Although the weapon’s estimated value was 60,000 pounds, nevertheless it fetched a whopping $717,800 at Sotheby’s, in 2007.
In 2009, the sword was sold at Sotheby’s for a staggering 9,620,000 HKD or $1.24 million.
Price: $7.7 million
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