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Balisarʹda or Balisardo

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Rogeʹro’s sword, made by a sorceress and capable of cutting through enchanted substances.

“With Balisarda’s slightest blow


Nor helm, nor shield, nor cuirass could avail,

Nor strongly-tempered plate, nor twisted mail.”


Ariosto Orlando Furioso, book xxiii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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