When it comes to Tam'nýer—a''s technology, it makes it easier to keep the Renaissance in mind. Tam'nýer—a' is a world without electricity, and firearms are just coming into being as flintlock guns and cannons. Ships have been made with cannons for the offensive and defensive in mind only for the last 2 Tam'nýer—a''n years. That being said, they are still quite an expensive commodity. Flintlock guns are also not too common. They are mainly used by those up to no good, who unfortunately have the funds to acquire them, the 1% and the Military & Navy of Püertagœ. Which makes the most common weapons swords, knives, war-hammers, axes and war-clubs.
With firearms being so new, they are not only viewed as weapons but works of art, because they are clearly a social status item. Many pistols are inlaid with mother of pearl or various precious stones. There is no need for a permit to carry them, but if you do not look the part of the Military or the wealthy, it's a pretty good give away that you are probably not someone people want to be seen with. Even rarer than flintlock pistols are the rifles, and these are solely military and navy issue, not yet released to the public and commissioned by trusted and registered blacksmiths.
Do note that when it comes to firearms, the only people permitted to have one are people in the military or navy of high enough rank, the elite, such as the 12 Greater Families or people with exceptional amounts of money, such as Boris (the ruler of B'hărăbû).
Left: Example of a Military-issue Flintlock Rifle
Right: Example of a Flintlock Pistol
As aforementioned above, the most common weapons to be found around Tam'nýer—a' are basic smithed weapons, but that isn't to say that they are still not treated as artistic objects. The more intricate, the more eye catching, and the weapon then acts as advertisement for the blacksmith, who tends to rely on word of mouth. If the Blacksmith is a master, they will show this off in their craft through commissions, sometimes offering to beautify it for free at their own expense of time and sweat.
Don't be quick to think that the attention to detail is solely attributed to the larger weapons either. Even arrowheads for archery competitions can be positively eye catching, as shown on the right.
Archery in Tam'nýer—a' is a popular way of fighting, however, due to long journeys, the majority of it is trained on horseback, or in Tam'nýer—a''n case, Wôrdiţ-back. The terrain can also be treacherous, so rather than running in position to knock, draw and loose, horses provide a stability and ease to this profession. Archery, though, is also used as competitions of skill and this is tested mounted, as well as on foot.
The most popular style of bow of Tam'nýer—a''n archery provides a long draw of max. 33 "(84 cm), creating a stable and accurate bow with long draw length and good performance especially when shooting over 28" (71 cm). The style of bow, highly curved, makes the bows suitable for beginner archers, because it is surprisingly very user friendly. Tam'nýer—a''n archery also is done with the use of thumb rings, either crafted from bone, or various stones.
War clubs and hammers are also quite popular, and clubs can be a regular weapon for the farmer protecting their crops, as opposed to the common gardening tool or rake. Actually most farmers indeed has some kind of weapon or another with them as crops are usually outside of city walls and it takes time to send for the militia and wait for them to arrive. To a certain extent, the farmers are known to be quite strong minded, not solely strong body-wise and driven due to this conception that for the most part, they must be self-reliant.
Another place to find war clubs would be your usual thug or mercenary being paid to keep guard at well-known brothels, as it isn't uncommon to intimidate the more rowdy and belligerent customers. Trainees as well as Privates in Püertagœ's military are another common place to find war-clubs as the war-club, along with the sword, are considered entry level weapons.
String length: 138 cm
Total length: 166 cm
Measured at 28"
Maximum drawing length: 33"
Sword styles & types vary greatly upon their location. Each race has a distinct style, sometimes dependent upon location, and sometimes borrowing from whatever close ties they have with other cultures as well. In order to properly demonstrate these traditional sword designs can find the information on the associating DESTINATION pages: