: Well, in fantasy swords, especially double-edged ones,
: (& old Norse/Celtic tales) are always depicted as
: noble, as a sign of civilisation, as they were so hard
: to make well. F'rinstance, in LotR the good guys
: always wield double-edged swords, whereas bad guys
: have scimitars or worst of all, "cruel
: axes", because axes seem so brutal and crude.
Your forgettin' yer dorfy's. They always wielded axes in LotR.