A Case for the Symbolism of Swords and Metalworking
In the Middle Ages, weapon blacksmithing was a protected craft like many others. Either through guildship, apprenticeship, family, or companies, swords were made with special care and generally signed or marked by their creator as a proof of quality. They used advanced techniques and tools which required great skill, dedication, and knowledge both theoretical and practical. The blacksmiths listened to their blades, and replied to them, carving them according to their nomos and logoi....
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