Public Failure. Blade weapon traditions of Sicily

For some Sicily is a dream, for some a mystery, for others a way of life. Millions of tourists come here every year to get acquainted with the history, culture and traditions. Only that traditions might be different. There are ones that are not mentioned out loud!

What stands behind genuine tradition of Sicilian blade weapons? Police protocols are about one thing, while modern masters of martial arts speak of completely different things. Wherefrom did things come to the island that have nothing to do with the Sicilian tradition itself? What is the truth and to whose advantage is the lie?

Author: Oleg Starinov