Women who fight in jousting tournaments are awesome. Period. In fact, anyone who combats in a medieval setting earns my admiration but I especially look up to ladies because well, I’m a lady. Samantha Swords competes and she won the longsword competition in February of this year at the Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament.
She has several swords, and she designed* the ones she uses the most. They’re specifically made for the style of fighting she does so they’re strong but not necessarily sharp. Regardless, I wouldn’t make her angry.
*Update as of 8/27: Samantha clarified she does not design the swords. It was a misunderstanding of the audio at the 1:48 mark in the video below.
Photo by Rey Alabastro.
Check out a fascinating video interview with Samantha after the break.