The Story of a Small-Sword

Here is an 1885 article I found a while back.  The article fictionalizes a small-sword’s biography, from its creation to its retirement.

The article is from the charmingly-named Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art.  Besides its celebration of swordsmanship, the article is interesting as a snapshot into the late 19th-century:  the article is full of classical references, Victorian manliness, and commentary on passing mores.

I haven’t seen this article provided anywhere else, so I hope this is new for people.

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