"The Master Sword is a sacred blade which evil ones may never touch.... Only one worthy of the title of "Hero of Time" can pull it from the Pedestal of Time...." — Rauru
The Master Sword , also known as the Blade of Evil's Bane, is a recurring sword in the Legend of Zelda series. In many games, it is said to be the only sword capable of defeating Ganondorf and his alternate form, Ganon. This legendary blade was crafted by the Ancient Sages and blessed with the power to vanquish beings of evil. It has become one of the most iconic symbols of the Legend of Zelda series, often appearing in other video games. The Master Sword has been featured in several Zelda games' logos.
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The Master Sword was created from the Goddess Sword after it went through purification and was upgraded by the Sacred Flames, turning it into the Master Sword. The Goddess then blessed the blade and turned it into the Master Sword's true form. Template:Spoiler/End
The Master Sword is a double-edged longsword with no fuller and blue hilt, although in A Link to the Past, the hilt is golden. The sword's crossguard is large and elaborate in relation to its pommel, and is similair to the seal of Hyrule's Royal Family. The Triforce is engraved on the base of the blade, embedded in the crossguard is a gem.
In The Wind Waker, the state of the gem and crossguard seems to be indicative of the sword's power. When Link first acquires the unawakened Master Sword, the gem in its crossguard is dark, and the guard itself seems to have retracted toward the grip. Only once the sword has been restored to its full power does its hilt regain its signature appearance, and its blade again shines a mysterious light. In Twilight Princess The Master Sword is much longer and slimmer.