Is a titanium sword better than steel swords?
A titanium sword is not better than steel swords. A blade can be made from either metal, and it’s often up to the user’s preference which should be used. Titanium swords are popular because they are rust resistant, ligher weight, can take more of a pounding without bending, and as a result have many more uses in addition to cutting and slashing.
Although there isn’t enough information about this particular matter to give an authoritative answer, we do know that titanium reacts differently with water than steel does in a way that allows for easy cleaning away any oxidation growths that may form on the metal surface while immersed in water (Alliance Titanium). This would make it possible for the blade of this type of sword to remain relatively clean over time even when being used in a marine environment.
The much higher strength to weight ratio of titanium over steel allows for the manufacturing of swords that are much lighter than steel swords of comparable size. This makes titanium swords easier to carry and to use, since they do not tire the user’s arm or wrist as quickly. Although titanium is much more expensive than steel, the higher price is offset by better performance (Titanium Sword).