*groan* I wanted to be a wizard, dang it!
I probably would have argued against that point as well. If it was a different letter and you put sword or axe or gun I would have argued that just the same. You don't 'wear' weapons just like I don't 'wear' my wallet. My wallet just happens to be pocket sized and the weapons are not, so they go on the outside of clothing.
“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit