I am super excited for this book to come out. But, If the cover is a picture of Merik, then why does he not have a cutlass, rapier, scimitar, or sabre; but has the one sword type a Ship Captain would never wear? Ship Captains and Sailors would never carry a long sword because they wouldn't have room to fight. Short and heavy weapons were the norm, they would even cut a sabre to the right size. Did I miss Something?