Swords J|剣|Ken or Tsurugi are recurring weapons in the series, appearing in every game to date. The initial weapon of a Warrior in the original Final Fantasy, it has since become the staple starting weapon for the protagonists in the series, with the notable exception of zidane Tribal.
It is a common weapon among jobs, though the Knight is usually the only one that can equip every one of them, but in any case, the Paladin, the Dark Knight, and the Blue and Red Mages are some of the jobs that can also equip swords. There are also many recurring swords throughout the series, the most famous being the legendary Excalibur,the Masamune,the Ragnarok,the elemental blades Flametongue,Icebrand and Coral Sword, the Lightbringer and Deathbringer, and the Ultima Weapon.
In some appearances, they are stronger and heavier than daggers, but weaker and lighter than greatswords.
A highly celebrated tool of war, renowned weapon throughout history, with myths of various legends of this particular weapon with nearly every culture, and once common amongst soldiers and warriors in the past, being easy to handle and cheap to manufacture. Commonly featured as the prime brand of heroes and a staple within the genre of fantasy itself, the sword finds itself in Final Fantasy without question.
A lengthened blade fitted into the top of a handle, with many varying designs and kinds, the Sword remains one of the most popular weapons within the series, being used by many classes, ranging from physically orientated to reaching those of different fields. Not only limited to its own type, the Sword has inspired creation of many independent and distinguished variations of its kind within the Final Fantasy series, from their widely known variation of Greatswords, the exclusive and reserved exotic Katana, to even hallowed Knight Swords and wicked Fell Swords.