I never wanted to live by the sword. I mean, some swords are nice to look at, and up until about age 6, you can have pretty good sword-fights with sticks.
But swords are heavy, awkward, and up to no good.
I certainly don't want to die by the sword, hacked to bits and splats of blood and waves of pain. Who wants to die by the sword?
I think swords now should be reserved mostly for Olympic fencing, museums, and locked display-cases. I think it's best if people live and die by other means.
If someone challenges me to a duel, I might agree to play along, but not with pistols, not at dawn, and definitely not with swords. Ketchup-bottles--at three feet, and at around, say, 4:30 p.m.