The Man Himself

I can also imagine Howard during the Renaissance time with a rapier on his side.
As he was a man of his time he probably would have then learned sword fight for duels.
Hate to say it guys but realisticly we'd likely be talking an Expert class with the Personal Firearms Proficency and Brawl Feats. He never served as a Soldier or went to study in an institution of learning as per a Scholar. He was a just an higher level Expert than most people. 8)
Well I was only using the classes availble from the Conan book, he trained as a boxer so I gave him levels in a formal fighting class and scholar for the range of skills available.