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re: An historical question
On Wed, 15 Feb 1995, John Strauss wrote:
> I seem to recall that, in England, the axe was used to behead
> most folks and the sword was used for royalty. Can't really
> remember where I heard that, so don't take it _too_ seriously.
> My idea of a primary source is a movie that I saw, first-hand....
The axe was the prefered weapon of the Saxons. In fact the thane usually
had a ceremonial axe which he carried in his belt to show people that he
was the thane. Sort of like a crown. As for swords, anyone that could
get their hands on one used them. They're just harder to make than axes.