Swords were the primary weapons in Narnia. All armies used them along with bows and spears. They consisted of a hilt and a blade so it can slash and stab. Peter used a sword called Rhindon, which he obtained from Father Christmas as a gift, what he later used to kill Maugrim the wolf at the Stone Table. He later used it in the First Battle of Beruna against the White Witch's Army.
Sword Cleaning was a practice considered important throughout much of Narnia's history.
Its necessity was first revealed shortly after the Battle of Aslan's Camp. After slaying the wolf Maugrim, Peter did not wipe the blood off of his sword. Aslan pointed out to Peter that he had left his sword dirty, and instructed him to always clean his sword.
Another instance occured far later during the Calormene Conquest. Tirian and Eustace fought two Calormene soldiers to liberate some dwarfs. The following morning, Tirian found out that Eustace had put his sword away still covered in blood, thus creating a mess. Eustace was reprimanded.
Calormenes use a type of sword named the scimitar, which has a blade that is more curved than a northern sword. In the film adaption of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Jadis's Army is seen to use scimitars, especially the Minotaurs.
Rapiers were swords ideal for thrusting attacks. The hilt was more complexed than an ordinary sword because it had a wide pommel with a knuckle bow, leading to the crossguard. Reepicheep used a rapier, as did the Telmarines.
The known people who use swords, but are not limited to, are: -
- Caspian X
- Edmund Pevensie
- Eustace Scrubb
- Peter Pevensie