@QMJS articulated it better than i ever could!!!!! but also i forgot to reply to the "usable swords on both hands at around 8-10 as far as those that could actually be used for self-defense" of your post (damn customers sigh lol) 8-10 swords thats easily enough to arm your edged weapon specialists right? you are using that as an example why there should be no swords cause they dont exist etc yet you know of 8-10 in your area alone (which is 6-8 more swords than i found through entire story mode) but also heres the thing, you dont know me right? and i dont live anywhere near you right? (not even same country) but i own more than that myself. Is it not fair to say there could well be someone like me (or 2 or 3 or 4.....................100?) in your town that you dont know that has a bunch of blades? also, why they should be there and why "to make edged weapons on par with blunt etc etc" is simply the sword in all its forms was and still is the best all purpose melee weapon ever invented period, the sword is the highest echelon of the melee weapon and being they do exist in there many forms and are still being made today (in high numbers too) and many peoples fascination with them they are more than justified in being in any modern set era "realistic" game. if there ever is a ZA everything else aside if you wanted the best melee weapon available for this the answer is a sword and a sword alone, the only question would be which type?