Nothung/Balmung was forged by Volund, and given to Odin. Odin thrusted the sword into an oak, and out of 9 Volsung princes, only one could pull it out, Sigmund.
Later on, the sword gets shattered by Odin himself in battle. Shards were passed down to his descendants, and thus Sigurd tried to reforge the blade. However, the sword still broke on the anvil while he reforged it.
Its just the legend repeated, guys. :>
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