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Combat Preparation

A repeat from 2010. Enjoy!

DaddyBear's Den

The old warrior slowly ran the stone down the length of his sword.  This weapon had been made for his grandfather, and he was planning on passing it along to his own grandson.  He could be buried with some of his lesser weapons, but this piece of family hardware would pass down the line along with the strong bodies and tough minds that had set him and his brothers apart during the wars.  Once the edge was sharp enough to shave with, he ran an oiled rag down its length to protect it from the elements.

Next came the shield.  He polished the leather, wood, and iron of it lovingly.  He noted every chip and dent, remembering the blows that had made their mark over the years.  He would need this old friend’s protection again today.

Next came his war kilt, chain mail shirt, and helm.  He strapped his sword…

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3 Comments

  1. mrgarabaldi

     /  December 2, 2017

    Hey DB;

    That one was a good post, I feel that way every time I walk into that place,

  2. suz

     /  December 2, 2017

    I knew there were good reasons to stay out of the stores between the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the day after New Year’s!! Lol.

  3. Still true today! 😀

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