Here's Team USA in France for the Battle of the Nations championships. For those of you unfamiliar with BotN, it's where the best ancient european martial arts people from around the world gather in real armor to beat on each other with real swords, axes, and such until somebody falls down or surrenders. The USA is well represented by some of my old friends. That's 12 ga steel in that helmet. It probably produced a few stars and rang the wearer's bell when this dent was made. This is a very old sport, but it's not for old geezers or pansies. Here's an "assault weapon" from about 1500 AD. Think you could handle it?