Throw your scabbards away, gentlemen. The sword will not sleep in your hand, not for many long and bloody winters of war.
By the by, if anyone out there enjoys good fiction, check Mr. Wright out. His "Swan Knight's Son" is an excellent book in the fashion of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, albeit in a much shorter tome.
But that phrase... "Throw your scabbards away, gentlemen". Does that not encapsulate exactly what needs to be said and done?