Some more things I thought of
Don't be overconfident. Each sword has a personality, and some are bloodthirsty (really, it's true). You will hurt yourself from time to time.
Block with flat of the blade, not the edge.
Keep out of reach of children.
Always remember: the sword is not a toy. The sword is not a tool. It is a weapon designed for a single purpose, to taste the blood of men. An action with a sword will have results, and those actions often cannot be taken back or undone. That is why the western sword is in the shape of a cross, because a man's sword is his cross, his burden, his responsibility, an outward sign of his manhood and the responsibilties he bears. If you cannot bear that responsibility, toss the sword in the garbage, for you are not worthy of it.
That was the lecture that Master Daniel Watson gives to everyone the first time they buy one of his swords. I think it reasonable that I pass it on to you.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rain fall soft upon your fields
Until we meet again, may God hold you
In the hollow of his hand