From a 15th century Portuguese text by Dom Eduarte. It's more akin to open carry, but I think it's an interesting commentary. My "respect and high regard" to everybody who carries.
And nobody should feel embarrassed to carry swords at all times, even considering that many, never (or almost never) are going to take any advantage of the decision; even so, they carry them just because they think that sooner or later they might need to use
them; their hearts feel light and merry knowing that their owners are skilled in many valuable and good arts, therefore they would have great advantage over others; it is a fact that many have successfully used their various skills in situations of great need and due to that ability are very much respected and highly regarded by all.