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Arthurian Artifacts: List of Swords, Weapons and Objects

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The Arthurian Mythos has no shortage of magical and mythical items, not the least of which is the legendary Excalibur. This is our list of Arthurian artifacts.

What’s on this list of Arthurian artifacts?

This list is simple, it is a compilation of all major artifacts associated with the Arthurian legends. This obviously includes items like Excalibur or the Holy Grail, but it also includes many other artifacts that you might not know about.

If you know of an item that should be on this list but isn’t, please let us know. We’d love to do everything we can to make this list current. Enjoy!

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1Adventurous BedA bed in the castle of Carbonek where Galahad slept and was wounded by a fiery lance.Galahad
2Bleeding LanceAlso called the Spear of Longinus, the spear that pierced the side of Jesus Christ.Joseph of Arimathea, Galahad, Perceval, Fisher King
3Broken SwordSword associated with the Grail Quest. Eventually carried by Bors.Bors
4CaliburnThe original name for Excalibur, forged in Avalon.Arthur
5CalwdvwlchAnother sword for Arthur, forerunner of Excalibur.Arthur
6CarnwennanThe knife or dagger of King ArthurArthur
7ChastiefolAnother sword of Arthur's.Arthur
8ClarentThe sword used by Mordred to kill ArthurMordred
9Clydno EiddynA cauldron that was one of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain.Camelot
10CoreiseuseThe sword of King Ban, father of Lancelot. The name means "Wrathful"Ban
11CourtainSword with a blunt end that was carried by Tristan.Tristan
12David's SwordSword of the Biblical King David, used by King Varlan to kill King Lambor.King David
13EvgenMaternal pedigree of Arthur provided by Gruffudd Hiraethog in the Sixteenth Century.Arthur
14ExcaliburThe legendary sword of Arthur, obtained from the Lady of the Lake and returned on Arthur's death.Arthur, Lady of the Lake
15Excalibur's ScabbardThe scabbard of Excalibur, known for protecting its weilder from harm.Arthur, Lady of the Lake
16Fail-notThe bow belonging to TristanTristan
17GalatineThe sword of Gawain.Gawain
18GlainA magic snake's egg that Merlin searched for.Merlin
19Glastonbury CrossA cross unearthed at the excavation of the supposed grave of Arthur in 1191.Arthur
20Glastonbury ThornA thorn which supposedly came from a staff, planted by Joseph of Arimathea on Wearyall Hill in Glastonbury.Joseph of Arimathea
21Glastonbury ZodiacA theory that there are figures in the Glastonbury landscape that correspond to Zodiac signs.Avalon
22GoswhitArthur's helmet, and Uther's before him.Arthur, Uther
23Grail SwordA cracked sword, reforged by Sir Perceval.Perceval
24Green ArmorArmor that protects the wearer from injury.Green Knight
25GwenA mantle of invibility belonging to Arthur in Dream of Rhonabwy.
26GwyddbwyllAn early Celtic board game that Arthur played against Owain.
27HelmwindA cyclone in the Lake District that is associated with Arthur.
28Holy Grail, TheThe cup that caught the blood of Christ.Joseph of Arimathea, Galahad, Perceval, Fisher King
29HonoreeA sword unsheated by Biausdous, the son of Gawain.
30Horn of Bran GaledOne of the thirteen treasures of the Island of Britain. Acquired by Merlin.Merlin
31Lance of LonginusThe lance used to wound Jesus on the Cross. Sought by Arthur's warrior daughter, Melora.
32Lapis ExillisName of a stone equated with the Grail by Wolfram, a varient of the philosopher's stone.
33Laufrodedd, Knife ofOne of the thirteen treasures of the Island of Britain.
34Lit MerveileA bed that Gawain discovered could move on its own.Gawain
35Maen ArthurA stone with a hollow in hit where Arthur's horse supposedly stepped.Arthur
36Mantle of ArthurA magic cloak that made the wearer invisible and allowed them to see everyone.Arthur
37MarmyadoseA sword won by Arthur from Rience.Arthur
38Merlin's StaffThe staff of the wizard, Merlin.Merlin
39Merlin's TreasureMerlin supposedly concealed his treasure in a cave, to eventually be discovered by a yellow-haired blue-eyed youth.Merlin
40Nef de JoieA ship made by Merlin and used by Mabon to bring Tristan. It was destroyed after Arthur's final battle.Merlin, Tristan
41Old TableThe original Round Table used by Uther to seat fifty knights.
42Padarn RedcoatThis coat was one of the Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain.
43PridwenThe original name of Arthur's ship, but also used as the name of Arthur's shield.Arthur
44PrydwenArthur's ship.Arthur
45RhongowennanThe spear of Arthur. Forerunner of Ron.Arthur
46RhygenyddThe crock of Rhygenydd was one of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain.
47Ring of DispellA ring given to Lancelot by the Lady of the Lake which dispells all enchantments.Lancelot, Lady of the Lake
48RonThe lance of King Arthur.Arthur
49Round Table, TheThe table around which Arthur's Knights sat.ArthurRead More
50SecaceThe sword of Lancelot, used against the Saxons.Lancelot
51SequenceA name for one of Arthur's swords.Arthur
52Seven-league BootsBoots that allowed the wearer to travel seven leagues.Merlin
53Shield of EvalachOriginally belonging to Evalach during the time of Joseph of Arimathea. Later weilded by Galahad.Evalach, Galahad
54Shield of Joseph of ArimatheaAssociated with the Grail Quest. Originally belonging to Joseph of Arimathea and later weilded by Perceval.Joseph of Arimathea, Perceval
55Shield of Judas MaccabeeShield belonging to Judas Maccabee of Jewish tradition. Later owned by Gawain.Judas Maccabee, Gawain
56Siege PerilousA vacant seat at the Round Table, reserved for the knight who would find the Holy Grail. Filled by Galahad.Galahad
57Skein of ThreadWon by Gawain in contest against the wizard Laamorz of Janfruege.Gawain
58Stone of GiramphielA magical stone weilded by Gawain that protected him from fire and magic.Gawain
59Sword of Strange HangingsA sword once belonging to King David of Israel. Later picked up by Perceval's sister.Percival
60Sword of the Strange SheathA sword associated with the legend of the Grail.Perceval, Galahad
61Sword with the Red HiltOriginally belonging to Balin, later pulled from a stone by Galahad.Balin, Galahad
62Table of the Wandering CompanionsA table where knights could wait to become Knights of the Round Table.
63Thirteen Treasures of BritainVarious treasures procured by MerlinMerlin
64Tudwal TudglydThe whetstone of Tudwal Tudglyd was one of the thirteen treatures of Britain.
65WygarArthur's hauberk.Arthur
66WynebgwrthucherAnother name for the shield of Arthur.Arthur
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