Renaissance Weapons

Weapons were a big part of the renaissance.  They were used for protection, fighting, or just as decoration.  A knight would not be a knight without his sword and where would the assassin be without his trusty dagger?  The many uses of weapons during the renaissance were very important to some of their daily lives.  Without some of these weapons there would not be many of the items we use in our daily lives.  There would be no knives used to eat and no bows archers use to hunt.  There would be no stories of heroic knights such as Arthur and his magical sword Excalibur.  Without medieval weapons, how long do you think you could live in the renaissance?