both are quite easy to animate, no further programming required except switching secondary sword attachment from side_hip1.r to side_hip2.l so it's mostly about aesthetics now... which is a problem since to me both look good.
So let's make it about which one is more practical in daily life, like if you had instead of two war sword... make two small self-defense swords or knives or hatchets which can easily be used for various things on a daily basis.
Then does the placement of the "tools" matter at all? I tried replicating it in real life and both ways seem uncofortable when running or doing quick movements, the only difference, is that I can hold to stabilize both handles at the same time with one hand, if they are one the same hip, so when running... I can stabilize them with one arm and use the other arm to run.
any other significant difference?