Days Of YoreEdit
More recently swords have fallen on hard times (causing serious blood loss and even harder times). Their fall from popularity is commonly credited to the pen, which was determined to be a mightier weapon. The arrival of the gun pushed them even lower on the weaponry totem pole.
However, swords have seen a resurgence in recent years, and are once again considered as a viable weapon. This change in fortunes is largely due to Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose closet nerd tendancies emerged upon his election as Governor of California. The Governator wasted no time in donning his head band and loin cloth, and decimating the liberal State government with his trusty sword "Maria".