Author Kat Jaske is a fencer in Las Vegas and was in a fencing club for
two years in France. She teaches French in Green Valley High School.
It’s 1639 and Louis XIII ostensibly rules France. There is absolutely
no doubt in Laurel’s mind—Laurel, the secret leader of France’s
spy network—that he would plunge France into another devastating
war if he learns Queen Anne has been kidnapped.
Hear the clash of swords. Feel the pain of their thrusts. Fight alongside
the musketeers and Laurel, and find the queen; then get her out, whatever
it takes and no matter the cost. God may save the queen, but who will
save the heroes?
For Honor: An Adventure of What Might Have Been—Picture
yourself in France in the time of the musketeers, when your honor defines
who you are. Meet the musketeers. Laugh with them; ride with them; fight
for your life with them. Weep with them. Welcome to 1638. Put yourself
there. Circumstances conspire to plunge the young lady, a master fencer,
into the fateful position of saving France from the traitor. Read
Righting Time—What would you do if you
were a time traveler and you made a terrible mistake? What if that mistake
is destroying your own history and your only hope is to convince 17th-century
musketeers to travel forward in time and set events right? Read
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this Mystery Sword
this picture to the left in the Louvre in France. If you can identify
this sword, put it in your email below and I'll also post it with your
comments. Maybe, tell how you figured it out.
people below have identified the sword. Can you???
are the top ten swords of all time:
your votes further below. Scroll down.
According to legend, I belonged to Roland, the paladin of Charlemagne,
and once was the sword of Hector of Troy. The Song of Roland
says that my hilt has a tooth of Saint Peter, the blood of Saint Basil,
hair of Saint Denis, and a piece of the Virgin Mary’s clothing.
Roland tried to destroy me to prevent me from being captured by the
ambushing Saracens and created La Brèche de Roland in the Pyrenees.
Because I am indestructible, Roland hurled me into a poisoned stream.
Local folklore claims I still exist, preserved in Rocamadour, France.
I am one of the greatest and best-known swords of all time because
of the stories, so many stories. The legends of my forging are beyond
counting. My scabbard and I were often imputed to have mystical or
magical powers. Some say the Lady of the Lake gave me to the great
King Arthur. Others claim Arthur pulled me from a stone to claim the
kingship of Britain. Many claim I was returned to the Lady of the
Lake after Arthur fell in battle. See
Saber: I am
the treasured weapon wielded by Jedi and Sith a like. It takes a person
of skill to wield me well. Although I was used in a galaxy, long-long
ago and far-far away, I am still remembered and admired today. See
I am so beautiful that many consider me to be a true work of art.
The Roman cavalry sword is based on my design. I was also one of the
most treasured weapons of mercenaries in the Carthaginian armies.
Usually nobles or chieftains wielded me. See
I am the best-known sword from the Lord of the Rings. I was
the sword of King Elendil. Even though broken, I was used used by
Elendil’s son, Isuldur, to sever the One Ring from Sauron’s
I am the greatest of long-bladed swords, exquisite and curved. I have
a sacred bond with the Samurai who wields me. No unworthy hand may
wield me. See
I am a two-handed sword for a powerful, strong, and fierce
warrior especially those from the ancient Scottish highlands. I am
not a sword to be brandished by the cowardly or those without pride.
I have a single edge and a slightly curved blade. I am the preferred
sword of the cavalry in the 18th and 19th centuries. I can seriously
injure infantry when wielded by my master on horseback. See
I am a sword forged from the most extraordinary steel in the known
world. The hardness of my steel makes me an extraordinary weapon in
the hands of a skilled warrior. All peoples from Carthage to Rome
to Europe sought after me. See
I am the magnificently simple sword used by a Roman Legionnaire. I
am only about 600-mm long but have a strong, sharp point for stabbing.
I am wide with a double edge. My comrades and I helped sustain the
legendary power and glory of the Roman Empire. See
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sword1: sword and sorcerer sword
sword2: alexander the great's falcata
sword3: jade destiny wrought of iron
sword4: damascus sword
sword5: achilles sword
sword6: prince nuada's sword
sword7: sword of robin hood
sword8: 300 spartan scimitar
sword9: pathfinder's viking sword
comments: Nice but what about these swords?
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From Clifton W.
2/03/09 sword1: excalibur
sword2: celtic long sword
Swords are powerful, and amazing yet deadly all in one.
From Kathryn M.
10/4/08 (I obscured some of the answer
below so as not to give away the secrets. Good job! Later, I will post
the full correct answers. Don't want to spoil the fun too soon.)
"I took a picture just like yours earlier this year. This is allegedly
"Joyeux," or "Joyeuse," or "Joyful," the
sword of X. Questions surround the design and ornamentation of this sword,
so historians aren't sure if this is the original, or a later copy. It
was used in the coronation of French kings until it's retirement into
the X. More info can be found here:
From Albert H.
Nice blog, thanks
sword3: Light Saber
sword7: Celtic Long Sword
sword8: Toledo Steel Sword
sword4: Celtic Long Sword
sword6: Toledo Steel Sword
sword10: Light Saber
comments: I truly believe the curved scimitar should be included (you
can leave the light saber out). This was great fun...The sword above is
. . . Good job on the mystery sword!
1/20/08 19:20pm sword1: Gladius
sword3: Toledo steel sword
sword9: light saber
sword10: Celtic long sword
Comments: As an historian, I would have ranked the iron-bladed
short-sword number one; the gladius, two; the scimitar, three. The only
Celtic long-sword of note was the Claymore. I used here claymore in the
rating to refer to any two-handed steel sword (the claymore was of little
importance because it reached its peak in Scotland the same time as cannon
1/18/07 16:13 sword1: Light Saber
sword3: Master Sword (Legend of Zelda)
1/14/2008 12:46pm. sword1: katana
sword4: celtic long sword
sword6: light saber
sword8: toledo steel
comments: hello, met your parents at a company party. they are most proud
of you. told them i would answer your challenge. one of the more well
known blades in the world, . . .(I won't reveal
his answer to the mystery sword yet. Good job.)
1/12/08 15:31. The inclusion of fictional weapons in this
list invalidates the whole thing, in my opinion.
1/9/08 9:21pm. sword1: Durendal
comments: I agree that Durendal is number 1 because of the Song of Roland's
historical significance. I agree with David that you should put the fantasy
swords in a separate category from the real ones. How about including
"Callandor," the crystal sword that only the Dragon Reborn can
wield in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series?
1/8/08 8:32pm. I think the rating should be on which swords
people have heard about the most. Excalibur should be number 1. There
are so many stories about this sword. The light sabre should be number
10 because it doesn't look like a real sword. Looks like Antek below has
1/7/08 7:55am. comments: How about having more real swords
represented. Although the fictional ones are fun, why not get a different
category for "greatest fictional swords of all time" which should
include Beowulf's sword, Hrunting. For "greatest swords of all time"
I would love to see the scimitar in the list.
1/6/08 11:48pm. sword1: Spanish cup hilt Rapier, Dutch version
1/6/08 10:46pm. sword1: Excalibur
sword10: Light sabre
1/6/08 7:12am. I was delighted to find your email this morning
and visit your site. I wish
you great success on your writing. I'm preparing a couple of my novels
too, and I found your information on that very helpful.
How did you manage to over-look the sword of El Cid?? :)
1/6/08 -1:47am. I liked you website a lot! We'll pass it along. Best
of luck to you.