As an extra treat for Symposium attendees. noted author of The Secret History of the Sword , J. Christoph Amberger will be visiting on Sunday afternoon April 26th. He will be bringing some of his extensive collection of original swords and original copies of historical fencing texts for our viewing pleasure. For those who have not read The Secret History of the Sword it is a fascinating and thought provoking account of swordsmanship from the middle ages thru the modern period. It is a must read for all students of Western Martial Arts. BTW it is available here for free download.