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I can beat Asi by 2599 years with a fairly boring answer.

Wikipedia statesWikipedia states (without citation) that "It is probable that the roots of the sentient weapon myths stem from ancient peoples belief that sword making and metallurgy was in fact a magical process."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_sword#History

This is reinforced by claims made in this paper this paper (top of page 9), which seems to know what it is talking about and states that people of the time thoghtthought that metallurgy was magic - that is, any sword made of metal, is magic.

http://www.advancedmaterialsassoc.com/PDF-Gallery/Man-Metals-Magic_book.pdf

That means, that we are looking for the first story, written or oral, that contains a metal sword, which likely dates from several months or years after the invention of the sword, in roughly 3100 BC. That is to say, in the minds of the author and reader (or speaker and listener), the swords they describe are magical, even if you and I wouldn't think of them as magical in the sense of glowing when Orcs are present.

Unfortunately, that means that almost certainly, the first story of a magical sword is no longer remembered or recorded, same for the 2nd oldest, hundredth oldest and so on. This question is unanswerable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword#Ancient_history

I can beat Asi by 2599 years with a fairly boring answer.

Wikipedia states (without citation) that "It is probable that the roots of the sentient weapon myths stem from ancient peoples belief that sword making and metallurgy was in fact a magical process."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_sword#History

This is reinforced by claims made in this paper (top of page 9), which seems to know what it is talking about and states that people of the time thoght that metallurgy was magic - that is, any sword made of metal, is magic.

http://www.advancedmaterialsassoc.com/PDF-Gallery/Man-Metals-Magic_book.pdf

That means, that we are looking for the first story, written or oral, that contains a metal sword, which likely dates from several months or years after the invention of the sword, in roughly 3100 BC. That is to say, in the minds of the author and reader (or speaker and listener), the swords they describe are magical, even if you and I wouldn't think of them as magical in the sense of glowing when Orcs are present.

Unfortunately, that means that almost certainly, the first story of a magical sword is no longer remembered or recorded, same for the 2nd oldest, hundredth oldest and so on. This question is unanswerable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword#Ancient_history

I can beat Asi by 2599 years with a fairly boring answer.

Wikipedia states (without citation) that "It is probable that the roots of the sentient weapon myths stem from ancient peoples belief that sword making and metallurgy was in fact a magical process."

This is reinforced by claims made in this paper (top of page 9), which seems to know what it is talking about and states that people of the time thought that metallurgy was magic - that is, any sword made of metal, is magic.

That means, that we are looking for the first story, written or oral, that contains a metal sword, which likely dates from several months or years after the invention of the sword, in roughly 3100 BC. That is to say, in the minds of the author and reader (or speaker and listener), the swords they describe are magical, even if you and I wouldn't think of them as magical in the sense of glowing when Orcs are present.

Unfortunately, that means that almost certainly, the first story of a magical sword is no longer remembered or recorded, same for the 2nd oldest, hundredth oldest and so on. This question is unanswerable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword#Ancient_history

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I can beat Asi by 2599 years with a fairly boring answer.

Wikipedia states (without citation) that "It is probable that the roots of the sentient weapon myths stem from ancient peoples belief that sword making and metallurgy was in fact a magical process."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_sword#History

This is reinforced by claims made in this paper (top of page 9), which seems to know what it is talking about and states that people of the time thoght that metallurgy was magic - that is, any sword made of metal, is magic.

http://www.advancedmaterialsassoc.com/PDF-Gallery/Man-Metals-Magic_book.pdf

That means, that we are looking for the first story, written or oral, that contains a metal sword, which likely dates from several months or years after the invention of the sword, in roughly 3100 BC. That is to say, in the minds of the author and reader (or speaker and listener), the swords they describe are magical, even if you and I wouldn't think of them as magical in the sense of glowing when Orcs are present.

Unfortunately, that means that almost certainly, the first story of a magical sword is no longer remembered or recorded, same for the 2nd oldest, hundredth oldest and so on. This question is unanswerable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword#Ancient_history

I can beat Asi by 2599 years with a fairly boring answer.

Wikipedia states (without citation) that "It is probable that the roots of the sentient weapon myths stem from ancient peoples belief that sword making and metallurgy was in fact a magical process."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_sword#History

This is reinforced by claims made in this paper (top of page 9), which seems to know what it is talking about and states that people of the time thoght that metallurgy was magic - that is, any sword made of metal, is magic.

http://www.advancedmaterialsassoc.com/PDF-Gallery/Man-Metals-Magic_book.pdf

That means, that we are looking for the first story, written or oral, that contains a metal sword, which likely dates from several months or years after the invention of the sword, in roughly 3100 BC. That is to say, in the minds of the author and reader (or speaker and listener), the swords they describe are magical, even if you and I wouldn't think of them as magical in the sense of glowing when Orcs are present.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword#Ancient_history

I can beat Asi by 2599 years with a fairly boring answer.

Wikipedia states (without citation) that "It is probable that the roots of the sentient weapon myths stem from ancient peoples belief that sword making and metallurgy was in fact a magical process."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_sword#History

This is reinforced by claims made in this paper (top of page 9), which seems to know what it is talking about and states that people of the time thoght that metallurgy was magic - that is, any sword made of metal, is magic.

http://www.advancedmaterialsassoc.com/PDF-Gallery/Man-Metals-Magic_book.pdf

That means, that we are looking for the first story, written or oral, that contains a metal sword, which likely dates from several months or years after the invention of the sword, in roughly 3100 BC. That is to say, in the minds of the author and reader (or speaker and listener), the swords they describe are magical, even if you and I wouldn't think of them as magical in the sense of glowing when Orcs are present.

Unfortunately, that means that almost certainly, the first story of a magical sword is no longer remembered or recorded, same for the 2nd oldest, hundredth oldest and so on. This question is unanswerable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword#Ancient_history

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I can beat Asi by 2599 years with a fairly boring answer.

Wikipedia states (without citation) that "It is probable that the roots of the sentient weapon myths stem from ancient peoples belief that sword making and metallurgy was in fact a magical process."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_sword#History

This is reinforced by claims made in this paper (top of page 9), which seems to know what it is talking about and states that people of the time thoght that metallurgy was magic - that is, any sword made of metal, is magic.

http://www.advancedmaterialsassoc.com/PDF-Gallery/Man-Metals-Magic_book.pdf

That means, that we are looking for the first story, written or oral, that contains a metal sword, which likely dates from several months or years after the invention of the sword, in roughly 3100 BC. That is to say, in the minds of the author and reader (or speaker and listener), the swords they describe are magical, even if you and I wouldn't think of them as magical in the sense of glowing when Orcs are present.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword#Ancient_history