Reclaiming The Blade
A commenter got me on to this documentary, and I have to say, I am SUPER excited to watch it. Here's the synopsis from IMDB:
The Medieval and Renaissance blade, a profound and beautiful object handcrafted by master artisans of old. An object of great complexity, yet one with a singular use in mind- it is designed to kill. The truth of the sword has been shrouded in antiquity, and the Renaissance martial arts that brought it to being are long forgotten. The ancient practitioners lent us all they knew through their manuscripts. As gunslingers of the Renaissance they were western heroes with swords, and they lived and died by them. Yet today their history remains cloaked under a shadow of legend.
I'm going to live-tweet it when I watch it. I want to set aside some time and really absorb it, maybe this weekend. If it weren't for the fact that the Special Edition is like $200 on Amazon, and the single edition is $60, I'd just go buy it, but I'm not made of money.
Still! I'm excited! I loves me some swordy-sword documentaries! And it has actual movie stars and Bob Anderson in it.