Blade Maidens: The Hunt – 01

“The easiest way to tell the difference between someone who can handle a blade and someone who wants to feel big with a weapon on their hip is how they take care of it.

Jackasses who are in it for the ego will sharpen a sword even if all they did was wave it around before putting it back in the sheath. The finer the edge, the finer the blade. Horseshit.

Anyone who knows what they’re doing is going to want an obtuse edge. Something you only have to maintain every few weeks. Razor-fine blades are great if you’re not expecting to use them for anything but a clean stab. You block an axe swing from a drunk Falder with that sword, you’re gonna get rolls. Few more swings and you’ve got a 4-foot long butter knife. 

…why are you looking at me like that?”

– Ser, said to Rowan days after their initial departure. As Rowan maintained her sword at camp.