"Reclaming the Blade" to be released in the Summer of 2008

Reclaiming the Blade, a new film celebrating the art of the sword, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2008. Narrated by John Rhys-Davies, the film "explores both European and Asian historic swordplay and offers an in-depth look at the fascinating world of stage combat on the silver screen."

From the film's marketing material:

“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.”