I have dedicated an excessive amount of time practicing and improving a talent that is relatively pointless. Why would you perfect a skill that has no use in modern times? Because it seems impressive? Because it takes focus? Because everyone has that one thing that makes them feel complete? It is a combination of all that. The art of the sword is almost like yoga to some. The entire body is involved in nearly every move and the heart is attached to your blade while your mind is focused on how to use the tool to your advantage. It’s spiritual rather than practical… but maybe one day it can be for multiple uses.