Reclaiming the Blade

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Reclaiming the Blade
Reclaiming The Blade poster.jpg
Directed by Daniel McNicoll
Produced by Erica Black
Daniel McNicoll
Starring Viggo Mortensen
Karl Urban
Bob Anderson
Narrated by John Rhys-Davies
Music by David James Nielsen
Distributed by Galatia Films Home Entertainment (US)
Release dates
  • July 7, 2009 (2009-07-07)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Reclaiming the Blade is a documentary written and directed by Daniel McNicoll and produced by Galatia Films on the topic of swords.

Notable interviewees from the film industry include Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban, Richard Taylor, and Hollywood sword master Bob Anderson (fencing instructor to Errol Flynn and Johnny Depp among others). Interviewed as an expert on swordmaking was bladesmith Paul Champagne.

Narration is by British actor John Rhys-Davies. The documentary was produced with the support of Peter Jackson, Weta Workshop, Skywalker Sound and the Royal Armouries.

Seven Western Martial Arts - WMA - groups located in five countries in Europe provide footage for Reclaiming the Blade: Arts of Mars (Germany), Boar’s Tooth Fight School (UK), de Taille et d’Estoc (France), Ringschule Wrocław, ARMA-PL (Poland), Schola Gladiatoria (UK), Stockholm’s Historical Fencing Society (Sweden), The School of Traditional Medieval Fencing (UK).[1]

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  1. ^ "Reclaiming the Blade » » Seven Western Martial Arts Groups from Europe". Retrieved 2014-05-27. 

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