I am so excited! I was like a kid in the proverbial candy store, cruising the great website of Darkwood Armory
Because I’d decided that I was going to treat myself to a true fighting sword – an English Basket Hilt Backsword, no less, such as my hero from SHAKESPEARE’S REBEL – John Lawley – would have wielded in 1600. The very sword I shall be wielding at the Canadian launch for the book (as I mentioned yesterday) at BARD ON THE BEACH Vancouver on July 22nd.
This is it – or a part of it anyway.
Though I’ve decided, quite unlike my plain speaking hero, to gussy it up a bit. I shall have a crimson grip. I shall wear oxblood calf skin gloves.
Well, how often do I get to throw my dodgy lower limbs around a stage these days clutching bladed weaponry?
Might as well go for it, eh!