Link holding his sword.
The Sword is a very standard weapon in most video games. Swords are usually made of metal, but some games have beam swords, which are made of energy.
Different swords vary from each other in range and attack. Some weapons have incredibly short range, like Sora's Fairy Harp, making it impossible to hit enemies without getting close to them. These short weapons usually compensate with extra attack power or magic. Some weapons are really long, like Link's Biggoron Sword, making it easy to hit things without getting too close. These weapons often have some hidden shortcoming, like the ability to break, requiring two hands to be held or weak magic abilities.