Writers Help: Medieval Sword Care

 

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Use Your Sword as a Sword. Do not use it as an axe or shovel.
  4. Take Your Sword Out of its Sheath While Not in Use. Water can get trapped in the sheath and rust your sword.
  5. 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.

_______

LINKS:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s