The Ordon Sword
|First appearance||Twilight Princess (2006)|
|Effective against||Most enemies|
- "This is a sword crafted by Rusl, the best swordsman in Ordon, as a tribute to the royal family."
- — In-game description
The Ordon Sword is a sword from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The second sword obtained in the game, the Ordon Sword was forged by Rusl as a gift to the Royal Family of Hyrule together with the Ordon Shield. The steel from which the Ordon Sword is forged is inlaid with horns from Ordon Goats. It is the only sword at Link's disposal until he obtains the superior Master Sword; the Ordon Sword can still be used after this if Link selects it in the Item Subscreen. Interestingly, the only phase of the Ganondorf battle in which he can be damaged by the Ordon Sword is the battle's third phase.
Near the beginning of the game, Link is given the task of bringing the Ordon Sword and Shield to Hyrule Castle as a tribute, but these plans are halted by Zant's invasion of Hyrule. When Link is turned into a wolf by the Twilight, Midna comes to his aid. In order for her to help him save the captured children of Ordon Village, she tells Link to get a sword and a shield, and so he sneaks into the village and steals the Ordon Sword from Rusl's house. Midna is not able to use the sword and shield herself, but keeps them on her person until Link regains his true form.