“A rogue does not laugh in the same way that an honest man does; a hypocrite does not shed the same sort of tears as fall from the eyes of a man of good faith. All falsehood is a mask, and however well made the mask may be, with a little attention we may always succeed in distinguishing it from the true face.” ~ Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
For a swordsman, steel is just an extension of the arm.
One of the particular things I’ve enjoyed researching while writing my Regency pirate romance books is the art of sword fighting. Craftily forged steel only asks to be polished and sharpened like the mind of its master. Steel doesn’t need to be reloaded. When placed in a talented, resourceful, and courageous man’s hands, no situation is too formidable, no success too far out of reach.
When man and steel become one, there is swashbuckling to be done! [You can quote me on it! ]
Accomplished rogues + Codes of honor = Major swashbuckle!
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