This interview with Ewart Oakeshott, one of the greatest experts on swordfighting through the ages is a sobering reminder of how ignorant we are nowadays concerning these lost arts. After reading this you can’t help thinking that all those wonderful movies where we’ve been stirred by the clash of sword on sword are just wrong, wrong, wrong! Ow, it hurts to give up a favourite fantasy. But still, thanks to the folks at the Historical Armed Combat Assn. and Gurnsy for the link. [More]