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“I’m just now learning about collecting medieval swords. I’m not sure what I should buy as my first sword. The longsword looks great, but it looks so long and hard to hold. I’m not sure I could handle it, and I want to learn how to use the medieval swords I collect. I might try a backsword as my first purchase, since they still look dangerous but seem easier to handle.
Ultimately, the sword I pick will have to look good in my home as it will be a display piece as well. I might put it over my mantel, but it would also look good on the wall downstairs. Of course, if I turn this into a real hobby and collect them like I want to, I can always get a floor fan display that will hold all my swords. Problem is, where will that look good? I may cap my ‘collection’ at two or three swords. That way I can strategically place them throughout my home so they add to the overall decor.”
So here are a few things I’d like to add for you to consider:
What style of combat interests you most?
If you’re trying to match existing decor, you can most likely find a sword that will fit.
Think about learning to use a sword by practicing with a wooden sword first, then once you’re comfortable buy a real sword.
Are you looking for a sword you can use in a practical way? You’ll need to buy a sword that is designed for your intended uses not just for display.
Be sure you know how to take care of your sword. Different types require different methods of maintenance.
Think about these things when buying your swords. If you have any questions about sword buying I’m here to help.