As promised, here is my video on medieval sword care, but just a heads up; I am not really qualified to talk on this subject. I do not have a real sword, and I do not have a degree in history; however, I still hope that I help you writers out there with this video.
- Clean and Oil Your Sword. After battle, you will want to clean and oil your sword to keep liquid(like blood) off your blade, otherwise it may rust.
- Use a Whetstone for Sharpening. Sharpening your sword may need to be done. Do note that not all swords are sharp along the sides; know what sword your character is using.
- Use Your Sword as a Sword. Do not use it as an axe or shovel.
- Take Your Sword Out of its Sheath While Not in Use. Water can get trapped in the sheath and rust your sword.
- Take Your Sword Off While Sitting. It is incredibly uncomfortable to wear a sword while sitting, and you would have to get up to use it anyways.
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