Sword Barbarian. History - legend - films (Conan) etc, remind us of the tribes of slav origin, German and French which swept Europe between the centuries III and VIII, coming to conquer Rome itself. Called Barbarians by their customs, uncivilised, this term came to have connotations diabolical by their wild and tough nature.
In a world where strength was the law, their swords were robust and powerful, a sign of authority and respect. This set of tribes and peoples booms in a Europe fragmented and devoid of a strong political organization until the beginnings of the Carolingian Empire.