Note - This post is part of the 30 Day D&D Challenge.
Day 26 - Favorite nonmagic item (your character’s or someone else’s)
A katana. Sure, in real life they're no more effective than a normal sword, but in fiction it's a great way to separate the awesomesauce swordmasters from the mundane soldiers. Take a normal sword, bend the blade a bit, and you've got an instant badass.