Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to review this post. I wasn't sure if this what this would be exactly so I decided to post it here in Research since it sort of is research. We are all familiar with the whole knife to a gun fight comment and the perpetual debate of which is better(guns of swords)among other things. Oh the horror! Well I'm here about that very subject. Swords were used in armed conflict for a very, very long time and even long after the first rifles. Heck we still see some of them floating around the battlefields of today in certain places. When exactly have swords generally been considered to have lost their usefulness? How could it regain its usefulness with in a fictional story where six shooters, shotguns and rifles are common place? I thought about just pulling the whole "explain it away with magic" since the world is of a deeply magical nature. As usual I'm stuck in conflict, mid development, without a very good way out. Could it be possible that a culture simply developed down this route, would it really be that unlikely? I really look forward to any replies and thanks again for taking the time to look at this.