Jan Chodkiewicz – The World’s Greatest Swordsman
Jan Chodkiewicz is often referred to as the world’s greatest swordsman – and perhaps it is in his blood. The Gdansk based swordsman and sword maker is descended from the great knights, including Poland’s most famous commander Jan Karol Chodkiewicz (1560-1621). Yet even though the years of Communism in Poland saw the interruption of the family’s historic strings, Chodkiewicz continues in the traditions of his kinsfolk.
He also cuts quite a dash – the Polish film industry should take note – they have a ready-made action hero here: movie star looks and a world expert in sword fighting skills.
This short documentary was created by Michał Rytel-Przełomiec.