Sword on the Mantle

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by stevenlink1, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. stevenlink1

    stevenlink1 Knight of Hyrule

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    I have seen multiple examples of swords being placed in library rooms of large houses. That notion appears both in fiction (such as the video game Eternal Darkness) and in real life (there is a sword in the white house library room). I'm wondering if the practice of keeping a sword in a library room or above the mantle of a fireplace has a historical tradition associated with it.