Happy Turkey Day everyone! The wallpaper has been expanded to include everything from A Link Between Worlds and has been expanded to a 4K resolution for future installments.
Update: 06/14/2013 The Master Sword from A Link Between Worlds was just added. Holy cow, I'm running out of room! Pretty soon I'll have to expand this to a 4K resolution at minimum just to keep up with new Zelda games.
Update: The wallpaper now includes the Machete (Wind Waker), Koloktos' Sword (Skyward Sword) and the sword shown in Battle Quest that was shown at E3 yesterday.
Sorry for the large sized wallpaper, but there were so many swords to fit. Unfortunately I had to make room and omit non-canon swords, but there are links to them at the bottom. For the purists out there, there may have been some level of interpretation with swords that had little detail. Also, the Elemental White Swords from Minish Cap are guesstimates at best. But what can you do? This is as close as we're going to get to seeing them all together in something that is as close to official artwork as possible.
Full Resolution Swords Below
The Legend of Zelda
Title Screen Sword
Wooden Sword [Instruction Manual]
Wooden Sword [Japanese Strategy Guide]
White Sword [Instruction Manual]
White Sword [Japanese Strategy Guide]
Magic Sword [Instruction Manual]
Magic Sword [Japanese Strategy Guide]
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Box Art Sword
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Box Art Sword
Master Sword [Title Screen]
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Great Fairy's Sword
Fierce Deity's Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Phantom Ganon's Sword
Master Sword [Powerless]
Master Sword [Half Power]
Master Sword [Restored]
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords/Four Swords Adventures
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Elemental White Sword
Elemental White Sword [2 Elements]
Elemental White Sword [3 Elements]
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Goddess White Sword
True Master Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest
Sword Master Sword?
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds New!
Tempered Master Sword
Golden Master Sword
Non-canon Swords [Not present in wallpaper]
Soul Calibur II Armos Sword
Soul Calibur II Magic Sword
The Legend of Zelda Cartoon Crissword
Captain N Magic Sword
Zeldanime Sword zeldanime.deviantart.com/
The Legend of Zelda © Nintendo
This is freaking awesome!
(so is your shield one)
I still love the Goddess Sword best but man how I have wanted to see a model of the Shade's sword for so so long, and finally have.
Neither Girahim nor demise are ever struck by their own blade in Link's hand.
here's my theory
there are 2 main villains in the Zelda franchize, ganon, and vaati
now, ganon is just a reincarnation of demise
what if vaati was a reincarnation of Ghirahim. they look similar.....ish
maybe vaati revives ganon, then the somehow uses princess Zelda to turn ganon back into demise, then demise uses his demonic powers to turn vaati back into ghirahim.
the master sword would detect this and fi would be released
course its just a theory
A GAME THEORY!!!!!!!!