Thursday, October 11, 2012

Joyeuse, the Sword of Charlemagne

I've been working on a new short story, and it needs a magic sword.  In auditioning famous swords in history, one of the ones I considered was Joyeuse, the sword of Charlemagne.

Joyeuse, on display in the Louvre.
I decided not to use it, however, because it's too famous.  In fact, it was very easy to find its curent location using Google and Wikipedia.

Still, it's an interesting piece of history.  Here's a picture of Louis XIV in happier times, holding Joyeuse.

That's quite a haircut.


  1. Whichever sword you use it should be mighty and rustic, like an old sweater. Worn and loved. That is the sword, i think, for Andre.

  2. That previous comment was from his wife, not Dan.