Hi all, I've been away for a while, a real long while, but I thought this might help another writer as it has helped me. My friend has been a fencer for 20 years and he taught me how to write a sword fighting scene, making it exciting while developing the character. He taught me how to match the weapon with the character, writing battle scenes, etc. I have his articles on my blog here: http://kimkouski.com/?cat=48 He really knows what he's talking about and hopefully he can help others with the sword, the weapons and the battles. Have fun!!