8-bit Zelda weapons
The first appearance of the Wooden Sword is in The Legend of Zelda. It is the first sword Link receives; at the start of the game, he enters a cave and is presented with the weapon by the Old Man. This serves as his primary weapon until he has acquired enough Heart Containers to allow him to wield the White Sword.
In The Legend of Zelda, the Bow is found in Level 1. Interestingly, rather then having an arrow supply, Link’s Rupees are depleted instead of arrows when he fires his Bow. In the final dungeon, Level 8, the more powerful Silver Arrow can be found, which is necessary to finish off Ganon.
By Kabouch, info from Zeldapedia