Swords for ranks in medievel times?

in the medievel times (before guns) when swords were main weapons: were swords not as they are in pictures- like in quality? did they have hammer marks over them not shinned up. I guess the high rank soilders had good swords but did anyone have sword like you see in pictures like perfectly smooth and shinny. and... show more in the medievel times (before guns) when swords were main weapons: were swords not as they are in pictures- like in quality? did they have hammer marks over them not shinned up. I guess the high rank soilders had good swords but did anyone have sword like you see in pictures like perfectly smooth and shinny. and how much of the armies would have a sword to quality. because i know swords arnt easy to produce like you see in pictures. some explanation on this would be great thanks, some pictures and links aswell, also how many blacksmiths would they have and how fast did they create swords
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