Besides the Lance of Longinus, many other swords and knives were on display. These were mainly replicas from a spin-off novel titled Evangelion ANIMA. The story is set in a world in which the Human Instrumentality Project never started.
In the novel, in order to avoid NERV’s rebellion, Seele prohibits the use of firearms. Due to this, Eva-01, which is called "Stage 2 Eva: Type F", fights using a modified Japanese sword. In any case, seeing Eva units using swords is really beautiful.
For this exhibit, many Japanese sword masters tried to make realistic replicas of these swords. However, the replicas are not just for show; they are real, functional Japanese swords made from tamahagane steel. They are quite a sight to see.
Counter Sword: Stage 2 - A sword also a gun.
Bizen Osafune sword for Eva-02 Type II. Twice longer than ordinary sword with double handed grip.
Magoroku Exterminate Sword for Eva-01.
In the story, this is the first weapon made after Japanese swords with reversed engineering.
This is not a replica. A real Magoroku Kanemoto as historical collection.
Progressive Knife Eva-02.
Another Progressive Knife for Eva-02, with rounded handle.
Also a Progressive Knife. But this is an inspired model.
"Mikawa Bushi no Yakata: Ieyasu-Kan"entrance hall.