I've come to think the fact, that actually the peasant rebellions in
our own world were rarely just peasant rebellions. There were quite
often some one or some ones from the higher class behind the rebells.
For example replaced king might have tried to get his crown back with
the help of a peasant rebellion. Also peasant rebellions were often
used as help for a noble to gain more power. So im that way peasants
surely might have gained better weapons, even swords.
True, though there is probably an even bigger taboo in the higher classes against using peasants. You can't let the hungry masses know that they have the power to topple the establishment as they may well decide to do it !!
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