Thursday, August 26, 2004

Sword Discussion: weapon, tool & symbol of faith

Alert surfer Gordon gave me a heads up on this interesting discussion over at My Armory on the sword as symbol and tool. Is the image of the knight kneeling with his sword held in front of him like a cross mere Victorian romanticism, or does it have some basis in fact? I suspect Victorianism/pre-Raphaelite-ism, but this may be an outgrowth of the 14th century Cult of Chivalry nonsense.

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