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Balisarda

or Balisardo. Rogero'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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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