Kansas man requests ‘trial by combat’ with swords to settle custody battle with ex-wife:
A Kansas man has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can “rend their souls” from their bodies.
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He also asked the judge for 12 weeks’ time so he could secure Japanese samurai swords.
As there’s no armor, I would recommend the rapier.
As I am sure I have mentioned over and over again, when my martial arts class was studying swords and sparring, I was a relative master because I fought rapier-style and poked my opponents far faster than they could swing a psuedo-katana at me.
(Link via Instapundit.)