Gilgamesh (Gate of Babylon)
Gram (グラム, Guramu?) is the "Sword of the Sun" wielded by Sigurd in the Völsunga saga of Norse mythology. It was originally wielded, and pulled from the trunk of a mighty tree by Sigurd's father, Sigmund, later it shattered and was reforged anew into a demonic blade that was capable of killing even a dragon by Sigurd. After that, it became renowned as a demonic sword of both glory and ruin. It is said to be the "strongest demonic sword" that equals the "strongest holy sword", so it possesses the special characteristic of "dragon slayer". The weapon is said to appear in the Der Ring des Nibelungen a legend of a knight equal to that of King Arthur under the appearance of Balmung, but it is rather called the "origin" of Balmung wielded by Siegfried.
The incident of Gram being pulled from the tree within the halls of King Völsung is a legend of a "sword of selection" originating with the sword Merodach. Gram, "the sword of supremacy in the tree", itself was the model for Caliburn, the sword in the stone, possessed by King Arthur. Although it has a different appearance from Caliburn, it's "true nature", the "idea of its creation", and its "soul", are nearly identical. Due to being its model, its strength as a Noble Phantasm is incomparable, easily shattering Caliburn without it being able to put up any resistance. It utilizes the same power as Caliburn, a "light that can burn away everything it touches", that could kill Berserker with one slash.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
Fate/stay night - Weapon Menu - Gram
Demonic Sword, Sword of the Sun, Gram.
A demonic sword of ruin and glory that Sigurd, the greatest hero of Northern Europe, possessed in the Volsunga Saga.
It is the model of Caliburn in the legend of King Arthur. As Caliburn was a chosen sword in a stone, Gram was also a chosen sword in the mighty tree of the Volsunga king.
The legend of Gram and its possessor Sigurd is a story filled with glory and ruin, as one would expect from a great hero.
"Der Ring des Nibelungen", composed later in Middle Ages Germany, is the story of a knight equal to the legend of King Artnur, and the sword Gram changes its name and appears in it as Balmung.
As the "strongest demonic sword" equaling the "strongest holy sword", it even possesses the special characteristic of "dragon slayer".
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
 Fate/complete material II: Character material - Weapons: Gram, p.134
A sword that appears in the “Völsunga Saga” of Norse mythology. It is wielded by the hero Sigurd. The incident where Sigurd’s father Sigmund pulled Gram from the trunk of a tree later became the model for Caliburn, the sword in the stone. After Sigurd reforged Gram from the shattered pieces, it is said to have become a demonic sword capable even of killing a dragon.
北欧神話のひとつ「ヴォルスング·サガ」。その中で登場する英雄シグルドが所有していた魔剣がグラムであ る。木の幹に刺さった剣をシグルドの父シグムントが抜いたことがグラム誕生のキッカケとなるなど、後のカリ バーンの原型となった物語だと言われる。その後、父から剣の破片を受け継ぎ、シグルドが新たに打ち直したグ ラムは，竜をも殺す魔剣になったという。
 Fate/Apocrypha material - STATUS: Saber of Black, p.018-019
Master: Gordes Musik Yggdmillennia
True name: Siegfried
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Noble Phantasm: A
■ Magic Resistance: -
As compensation for obtaining Evil Dragon's Blood Armor this is lost.
■ Riding: B
Majority of vehicles can be ridden above average. Magical Beasts, Holy Beast rank beasts cannot be ridden.
■ Golden Rule: C-
A life in which money is fated revolve around.
Due to the Nibelung treasure promised a life untroubled by money, but Luck is Rank-Down.
■ Armor of Fafnir: Blood Armor of the Evil Dragon
Maximum number of targets: 1 person
A Noble Phantasm embodying the story of his bath in the blood of a dragon. B-rank equivalent physical attacks and magic are nullified. Attacks of A-rank and above register as damage after defensive values of an amount equal to B-rank are subtracted from them. If facing a Noble Phantasm used by a proper hero, it gains defensive values equivalent to B+. However, his back, which was not bathed in the blood, does not gain defensive values, and he is unable to conceal it.
■ Balmung: Phantasmal Greatsword, Felling of the Sky Demon
Maximum number of targets: 500 people
A cursed holy blade which had accomplished the feat of dragon slaying.
It also possesses the attributes of its origin, the demonic blade Gram, and will change attributes between holy sword and demonic sword depending on who wields it. The blue jewel of the hilt stores and preserves magic energy (true Ether) from the age of gods, and upon releasing it, emanates a twilight aura. Those with the blood of dragons take additional damage.
- ↑ Fate/strange fake - Volume 2
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Fate/stay night - Fate Route - What I want to protect
- ↑ Fate/stay night - Fate Route - Wish