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So what evidence from the 14th and 15th centuries do you have? There is all kinds of evidence that the wearing of swords and big knives was very common and respectable in most parts of 16th century Europe, not so much in the 14th.

Citing a painting from 1530 does not help us understand where this peculiar custom in many parts of 16th century Europe came from.