Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! If I can get this work published, I don't want anyone's mom or dad looking at some line I wrote and saying "it's obvious you have no idea as to what you're talking about". I don't care if this is fantasy - I want it correct. But I have a fantasy warrior. There's obviously weapons involved. My problem is my only experience with a blade would be the kitchen knife variety. Can anyone either correct my layman's perspective or point me in the right direction? Fantasy works tend to be strongly based off of the historical way of doing things. From around the forums I've seen leather sheaths are a debated item now, but once upon a time that was what folks had to use. One thread made reference to oiling the blade to prevent rust. Leather attracts moisture (from what I've read), but protects the blade if there is moisture outside (also from what I've read....though this all seems a little contradictory). Is there something specific my character would need to do to make sure the leather sheath wouldn't damage the sword or dagger?