Plenty of Ren Faires going on right now and 'tis the season to whack people with swords while wearing armour. A good time to start a thread on the resurgence of Western/Medieval/Renaissance Martial Arts.
Hank Reinhardt would be 84 today. He was and is a legend in the medieval combat revival community. He was also known to be a badass with a knife or gun. On top of that, he was a huge fan of Brackett and Howard and was friends with SFF luminaries such as Robert Adams, Jerry Pournelle and John Maddox Roberts.