From the 'ya can't just make this shit up' file, a Michigan man (I am shocked he wasn't a Florida Man) defended himself from a home invader with a battleax purchased at a Ren Faire. The home invader wasn't too swift, having been an ex-boyfriend of a roommate of the man he attacked... you'd think he would have learned that the guy was involved in a full-contact combat LARP. D00d didn't have to read Njáls Saga to know that breaking into the home of a heavily armed guy rarely ends successfully. In this case, the invader got his torso chopped in an inverse of that iconic scene from The Shining. Luckily for him, his intended victim didn't have a Bohemian earspoon or a glaive-glaive-glaive-guisarme-glaive, or he probably would have ended with a lethal perforation, rather than having a mere divot taken out. Again, people, it's important to read your sagas.
Perhaps the funniest thing about this sordid tale of primitivism is the fact that the possessor of an elegant weapon for a more civilized age lived in apartment 2A... guy was bearing arms, alright!
Alternate post title: While you were breaking down the door, I studied the blade.