The Anglo Saxons loved their weapons. They especially loved their swords! Their literature is filled with battle sounds and sights--involving swords, spears, and arrows. This assignment is done after students have read a few examples of Anglo-Saxon literature and understand their culture and the historical references. They should also be familiar with the art, items, and culture. If they are not so familiar, they can do research along with this assignment. This assignment is for students to have fun with this period: to get their creative juices flowing and imagine the biography of an Anglo-Saxon weapon. Tolkein fans will really be into this!