I’ve long been drawn to the Wild East of the 17th Century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth frontier. For the frontiersmen of that time and place, the far-famed Polish saber was the national weapon, much the way the long rifle came to symbolize the American frontiersman.
The algorithmic sorcerers conjured up a new docudrama and sent it across my horizon this morning. Born For The Sabre is right in the wheelhouse, and I sure hope it finds its way to the U.S.
Set during the first half of XVII century, the epic documentary-drama “Born for the Saber” tells the story of a young noble growing up in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Documentary part of the movie is a cinematic journey through history and art of the mystique of high-end crafting of the Polish saber, which to date is considered to be one of the best melee weapons on the globe. Word class experts demonstrate the art of saber fighting and forging this extraordinary weapon.
Until Born For The Sabre finds its way here, I shall have to content myself with another viewing of the epic With Fire And Sword, which is, in fact, the perfect way to while away three hours in the twilight of a winter’s day…
Frontier knights of touchy honor. The undying love of a beautiful woman, sparked at first sight. Wild steppe and forest, dotted with log forts and lodges. Cossacks. Excellent fur hats and mustaches. What’s not to love?