Belgian Pie wrote:
As long as you don't wear steel body armor and cross swords in a swamp it should be OK ....
"They said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I did it anyway."
Sandman: You're half right. Swords were not always used in combat, but usually carried as a backup weapon. The majority of killing was done by spears, warhammers and, to a lesser extent, (based on who was fighting) axes. Daggers were also present but, like swords, usually kept as spare weapons.
Prodigal Son: I will keep my ears open and get hold of contacts I know back home, as some of them order items from Asia. I'll let you know if I hear of anything.