Barbarian sword. History-Legend-movies (Conan), etc. They remind us of the Slavic tribes, Germans and French who swept through Europe between the third and eighth centuries, come to conquer Rome itself. Barbarians called for their uncivilized customs, this term has become evil connotations to your wild and rough.
In a world where strength was the law, the swords were robust and powerful signal of authority and respect. This group of tribes and peoples prevailed in a fragmented and without a strong political organization until the beginning of the Carolingian Empire Europe.