It turns out there was a Medieval Fair down the street from us this weekend. Which means, of course, that we had to check it out, albeit dressed in modern outfits (...knew this would be a bad week to send my cloak to the cleaners!)
They had tents of people doing authentic middle-age things, like this blacksmith, or the guy next to him hand dipping beeswax candles.
Cam got to try on some "lightweight chain mail" that was still several pounds. They let him hold the sword for the picture as long as he didn't touch the blade.
If you feel like you were missing some good fighting action, you weren't, that's about as intense as it got (hence the background conversation about slugs). However, we're still hoping that it has improved his lighsaber fighting skills for the next time he is challenged by his brother-in-law.