Scottish Swordsmith Takes on Parliament

Swordmaker Paul Macdonald is fighting City Hall - or more appropriately the Scottish Parliament - who recently passed a law strictly regulating the sale of swords in the country. Macdonald crafts historically-accurate weapons for re-enactors which he sells to museums, theatres and collectors.

The new law requires swordsmiths to keep careful records of sales as well as restricting the display of the weapons. Macdonald has collected over 2000 signatures protesting the law.