What it says on the tin. I see constant mention of swords when people talk about or write, fantasy or anything in a medieval like setting, even science fiction on occasion. It would makes sense if it was about time periods and settings where swords where more common (i.e. Napoleonic Calvary, roman legions) but its not. Most people did not carry swords, and they where not the most effective weapons. So why do people have this love for the sword?