Is it? I think I just spend more time in thrift stores than other people. I'm sure good stuff is available in just about any area with any affluent people living there. Today's finds at a garage sale: two old Castello fencing foils, both rusty but "will clean up just fine", one for practice, one for killing - $10; a bunch of cool architectural books for my parents - $1 each; Henckels paring knife - $1; Stetson hat that might be stretched to fit my stepdad - $1.
...or you and slim could reenact the swordfight scene from princess bride
: MAN IN BLACK You're amazing. INIGO I ought to be after twenty years. And now the Man In Black is smashed into a stone pillar, pinned there under the six fingered sword. MAN IN BLACK (hollering it out) There's something I ought to tell you. INIGO Tell me. MAN IN BLACK I am not left-handed either. And now he changes hands, and at last, the battle is fully joined.