I gained a lot from attending the seminar. (One of my favorite experiences was witnessing Glima wrestling, an Icelandic sport that looks a lot like the foxtrot except when one participant abruptly trips the other to the ground.) I was thrilled to see and hear Mr. Oakeshott speak -- after all, if it hadn't been for him, I'd probably still hate weapons. He brought six weapons from his collection (four pictured here) specifically for the seminar participants to handle.
These aren't reproductions -- they're the real deal, and I got to hold them in my grubby little paws. My favorite is a Viking sword from about the year 800. It's the one on the right.