If I were to kill someone with a gun, it follows that they are dead. If I kill them with a blade They are not any more or less dead. I'm 100% for the study and pursuit of swordsmanship, but, to say that a sword is superior to a gun is utter foolishness. They are both weapons for killing. I can kill you with a sword, and I can kill you with a gun. Both ways your dead.

Weapons of choice. Weapons of the times.