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About This Quiz
The phrase "medieval sword" brings to mind many images. All of those images are legitimate, but none can hold the claim to the "most medieval" because the period contains a broad swathe of specialist weaponry designed for different purposes in different wars fought by different nations for different reasons in different climates. A sword designed for unarmored dueling would do little good in the battles fought during The Second Crusade.
What sort of person are you? Do you see yourself as someone stalking the streets of an Italian city, where wearing a sword was forbidden, and any such weapon would need to be concealed? Or do you see yourself on the battlefield, a Swiss mercenary fighting for whoever pays you the most? Are you an elite duelist who sees fighting more as a sport than as a way to make a living? Or do you feel a kinship with the Viking north-men, plundering, murdering, and worse in their raiding trips to the south? Do you see yourself serving a greater purpose as a king's bodyguard, or as an assassin climbing into a castle keep to fulfill a contract?
Take a few minutes to answer some questions for us and we will tell you exactly what medieval sword you should wield!
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