There is, of course, an awful lot to be said on the topic of swords. One day I will write about the function of pommels, sword fighting technique, and I hope much more, but for the moment, this page is really a thinly-veiled excuse for embedding a few of my YouTube videos, all of which so far are about the drawing of swords, rather than anything else.
This one deals with the issue of the noise made when a sword was drawn. This one prattles on about ninjas and the wearing of swords on the back. ... and this one harps on about which hip is better to draw a sword from - right or left.