An ornate longsword that is easy to use but also reminds the wielder of its use.
Demon hide Whips that will punish the wielder for injustices.
A magical one and a half handed longsword once wielded by an innocent child forced into the horrors of combat.
UPDATE: Fixed a few flaws to balance the weapon some more and filled a plot hole.
UPDATE: Decided to change the end of the story to have a more fitting reward for a war hero. But the tale still takes a tragic turn.