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Swords at the park

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) --Many are gearing up for summer sports-- and renaissance sword fighting is no exception.

The Brotherhood of Steel of Iowa brought their swords to the park Saturday morning for a practice.

The group will be at renaissance fairs throughout the Midwest almost every weekend from the end of April until September.

Each member goes through vigorous training before they are given the real steel sword.

"The renaissance period for a lot of people is something they just kind of romanticize and can't actually get their hands around.  Here you get to actually see us in costumes, interact with us and see the weapons and the armor," Brotherhood Of Steel's Count Matt Schantz said.

The brotherhood of steel will be at the Iowa Renaissance Fair in the Amanas on Memorial Day.

ONLINE PRODUCER: Jackie Manternach

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